Another delivery day for LCLS members…
In August, LCLS courier services delivered over 95,000 items to member libraries. School delivery has resumed and we anticipate another busy month! ‘Keep an eye on this site as we tag along with a courier driver and learn what delivery means to our members!
8 a.m. — left the library system
8:50 a.m. — arrived at Litchfield Public Library District
“It’s mandatory. We HAVE to have it. It’s the lifeline to interlibrary loan. We have to have it. I can’t image if we didn’t have it. Postage costs will be astronomical.”
Sara Zumwalt, Litchfield Public Library District
9:05 a.m. — arrived at Litchfield High School
This is the first day for delivery at the high school. View of the circulation desk.
9:25 a.m. — arrived at Hillsboro Public Library
10:45 a.m. — arrived Farmersville-Waggoner Public Library District
11:15 a.m. — arrived Auburn Public Library
Here’s the new teen area in the library. Laura Carter says it’s a great place for kids to hang out.
11:35 a.m. — arrived North Mac CU #34 High School. This is the first month of school for the district, which is a merger between the Girard and Virden School Districts. Librarian Susan Mathias says they spent quite a bit of time over the summer merging and arranging library collections in the district. Here’s the library:
11:45 a.m. — arrived Grand Prairie of the West PLD (Virden). At late morning, the library was busy with patrons checking out books!
12:15 p.m. — arrived Carlinville Public Library
1 p.m. — arrived Frank Bertetti-Benld Public Library. Library patrons are greeted by a beautiful memorial planter dedicated to long-time board member Paul LaDame.
2:00 p.m. — returned to the system. Materials were unloaded from the van and set on the dock:
Once inside the building, the sorting begins…
In total, on the Auburn route (our smallest route) an average of 391 items were delivered, and an average of 345 items were picked up at 12 member libraries. And that is one of seven routes today!