I might have overdone it this time with my public library stack:
Last time I had an entry my ongoing series, The Library Stack, sharing my stack of borrowed books from my local public library was May 2019, 6 months ago.
As I shared in my August 19th post, Morning Walk in Black and White, this summer I moved from my apartment to a house sharing situation – 35 miles away but still in the greater Denver metropolitan area.
When I moved, I had to change libraries as I moved to a new county. I really liked my public library in the first area of Denver, Colorado in which I lived (see post New Library in My Life!) and I was bummed to leave the sweet little library I could walk to.
My current library at my new housing situation is not too bad (and I can walk to it), the only thing is they do not have a good selection of crafting or home decor books (two of my favorite genres to borrow from the library).
However I discovered their online interlibrary loan system across the entire Denver metro area (numerous counties) and BAM – I now have access to lots of great titles.
Unfortunately I went a little “online-borrowing-request-crazy” and put too many books on hold at the same time through the online interlibrary loan system.
And they all came in at once…
Here is the new stack of the interlibrary loan books (they were quite the cumbersome stack to carry out of the library after check out):
And here is the existing stack I already had at the house of library books:
So when you combine them together you get this: The Ridiculously Large Library Stack!
I was not even sure when to store all 18 books I have out on library loan.
Storing them in the sitting/reading room seemed like the best idea:
This morning I attacked the stack over breakfast…
Lesson learned – I will not be so enthusiastic in reserving a large number online interlibrary book loans at once!
(Or I could just quit my job and read library books for a living…)