Monday, 19 September 2016

Tip: how to keep track of what you have read

Patrons often ask if we have a list of what they have read. Our answer is no, we only have a list of what you currently have checked out.

Did you know that you can make lists of books and store them in your Annapolis Valley Regional Library account?
To do this you first log into My Account. Then click on the home button for Your Account in the top right corner. On the left hand side you will see a block called Your Lists. Under Your Favorites, you have the option to create a list. This could be a list of cook books, crafting books, novels, DVDs, books you have read or would like to read, whatever you like.
For example, I made a list of  suggestions from the Book Lovers Calendar. It was great to know that of the 29 titles I added to my list, only 3 were not available in our system. They were, however, available from other Libraries in Nova Scotia.
To do this for yourself: search for a title, when you find it press "add to favourites", then choose the list. Once these lists are created, they can be modified. You can add your own notes to the title, saying for example when you read it and what you thought of it or you can delete it from the list once you have read it. There is also a place to tag books with your favourite tag words. There are lots of different ways you can tailor this to suit your individual needs and preferences. You can also choose public or private setting when you create your list, thereby having the ability to share.
I hope you take time to try this and have some fun with it!
If you would like to take a look at my list, here is the link.
Happy Reading everyone!
Lynn Manning
Kentville Branch

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