Sunday, September 6, 2009

Salute: To a Public Library!

According to the Houston Chronicle: “There'll be no carhops on roller skates. And if you're hankering for a burger and fries, forget it. But if it's food for the mind you crave — books, music or movies — staffers at some of the Houston Public Library's most congested branches will be happy to deliver your order right to your car.” Apparently, the curbside delivery is an effort to address parking scarcity at various branches and to stay in touch with the pace with modern living.

The article explains that, “library patrons first reserve books or other materials via the Internet. When notified by e-mail that the items are ready for pickup, users simply cruise to the library, cell phone a librarian and supply library card numbers, the names of items desired and descriptions of their cars.”

Now that’s what I call service!

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