I have confessed in earlier posts about my habit of forgetting to renew overdue library books and the fines that result. But that is all behind me now. When I checked out books a few weeks ago, the helpful circulation staff person asked if I wanted to sign up for “Renewal Alerts.”
“What is this strange and wonderful thing of which you speak?” I asked.
She explained that the St. Charles City-County Library District can send an email reminder when my books are due for renewal. It’s one of the greatest services ever offered in the history of mankind. And it’s free.