Bixby requests help with book returns

VERGENNES — Bixby Library is in the process of replacing their circulation software to provide better service to customers and is asking patrons to help with the transition by returning as many books as possible by the end of April. Presently there are 2,665 checked out and the goal is to get that number down to 750 by end of day Saturday, April 28.
Until the software transition is complete the library will also need to limit the number of books customers can check out to two per person. Interlibrary loans will continue to be processed but will slow down a bit during the transition period.
The new software will be ready to go on May 1.
Everyone returning books to Bixby between April 16 and April 28 will be eligible to enter a drawing for gift certificate prizes to Vermont Book Shop and Flying Pig Book Store. Patrons can enter as many times as they come in to return books.
If Bixby makes the goal, there will be a special prize for everyone checking out books on the new system the first week of May.
During this time Bixby suggests patrons might want to join HomeCard, a cooperative program with other libraries in Vermont that allows you to check out books at 21 other libraries throughout the state. The person at the circulation desk can provide more information about this program.
There are no penalty fines at Bixby for late books and the staff promises to smile in appreciation when you place your books on the return counter or hand them to a volunteer — no matter the size of the stack. There are two outdoor book return boxes; one in the front and one in the parking lot.
Bixby Library asks patrons to remember that this is a temporary situation. The new software will provide positive perks for patrons and more information about that will be forthcoming. The library looks forward to returning to regular service and multiple checkouts when the transition is complete.
For more information contact Director Jane Spencer, 877-2211 or [email protected].

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