Clarifying questions about Bookmobile Wednesday

Here it is, Bookmobile Wednesday.  What I didn't realize is that some people don't actually know what Bookmobile Wednesday is.  Or, at least, what a Bookmobile is.

The Bookmobile is this fantastic service provided by my local city library .  It's a mobile library that makes stops throughout the city--that is, a giant truck filled with books, DVDs, music, etc. that comes to you, rather than you having to go to the library.  One of the Bookmobile's weekly stops is right in front of my office building, every Wednesday from 12:45pm - 1:45pm.  Besides the fact that it severely cuts down on the possibility of overdue penalties, you can also go online to search the library catalog, and if you see something you like, you can request  that it be delivered to you on the Bookmobile.  

The guy who mans the Bookmobile, Cody, is a total mensch.  I write him almost weekly with all kinds of crazy music requests, and he very gamely grabs all my requests from the library shelves and has them ready and waiting for me on the Bookmobile every week.  He also happens to have a very comprehensive taste in music, as most of the music on the Bookmobile are purchases he made.  And if they don't happen to stock the exact album you're looking for, Cody is very open to hearing suggestions for his next round of library acquisitions.  It's a great system.

When I started going to the Bookmobile, I just blindly grabbed 10-15 CDs at a time, at random, in hopes of re-educating myself in music.  And each week I try to post a couple songs I like for your listening pleasure!  So without further ado, this week's picks.

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Awesome lyrics to La Cucaracha:

La cucaracha, la cucaracha
Ya no puede caminar
Porque no tiene, porque le falta
Marijuana que fumar.

(The cockroach, the cockroach
Now he can't go traveling
Because he doesn't have, because he lacks
Marijuana to smoke.)

I use the hold shelves of the SFPL in the same way, since the main library is only a few blocks from my office. I Just put a hold on books I want, even if they're already available, and they show up on the hold shelves with my name on them and I get an email notification to go pick them up. Super convenient!
Ha at they "show up"! It's someones job to pull those books for your convenience, I know I do it as part of my job in a public library..and I love my job!
Libraries and bookmobiles are super, aren't they?
The best part of my job is working with the public, so many different people and stories, we watch their children grow up and become friends, as well as see them age and pass away. I thank God every day for my awesome job and life.
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