If you love to check out new bestsellers and the latest DVD releases, but don’t love long waiting lists for those popular items, then it could be your lucky day!

We’re introducing “Lucky Day Collections”: the hottest books and movies, with shorter loan periods than the copies in the regular collection and no holds or renewals.

According to Director Stacey Richardson, this new collection will mean you have a better chance of finding high-demand items on the shelves, ready to check out.  “The books in this collection are chosen to match the community’s reading tastes for new and trending titles,” says Richardson.  “We think our patrons will enjoy the option of walking in and finding items they used to have to wait for weeks to read or watch.”

To help keep a supply of titles available for Kent Free Library visitors to check out and enjoy, this collection has a few special borrowing conditions: Lucky Day books and DVDs have a 7 day loan period and cannot be renewed.  Items must be returned to the Kent Free Library and not another library in the Portage Library Consortium.  Fines for late returns will accrue at the rate of $.50 per day.

Lucky Day copies cannot be placed on hold online or over the phone and cannot be held for pickup—first come, first served only.  Patrons may check out a maximum of 7 Lucky Day items at a time, and Kent Free Library staff may not borrow the items.

“This new collection has been one of our goals toward increasing and improving service to our community,” says Richardson.  “We anticipate that it will be very popular and are committed to making it a fun and hassle-free way for our patrons to enjoy their favorite titles.”

The library will continue to purchase these same titles for the regular collection, and those copies will still circulate for the regular loan period (14 days) and can be reserved or renewed if there are no holds on the title.

Look for the Lucky Day Collections on green carts with matching green signs and labels in the new book area.  You never know what will be waiting on the shelf each time you visit; it could be your lucky day!