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This section contains specifics as to special services to readers that the Pioneer Library System provides through the hometown libraries.

Also includes regular articles highlighting the collections as well as book reviews written by staff and patrons.


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Delivered with love: the PSC

Book pages as heartHave you ever wondered how all of those great titles appear on the shelves of your library? It's all through the diligent work of the individuals at the Pioneer Service Center (PSC).

Sometimes the process begins when patrons suggest purchases that they would like the library to include in the collection. These requests are considered daily by the Pioneer Library System Material Selectors and are purchased if possible, because there is nothing that makes librarians happier than acquiring new material. The Selectors tirelessly review multiple book review publications and popular title listings and lovingly create a library collection that is eclectic and represents the diverse interests of the hometown library communities.

The orders are received by our approved list of book sellers and they begin the process of locating the books in warehouses across the world. Sometimes the process of locating a title to fill our requests may seem to take a while, but that time is necessary to insure a copy that will withstand the heavy use by many library patrons is delivered to the library shelves. As the orders are filled they are shipped to the PSC.

Read more: Delivered with love: the PSC

What do you consider "popular" books and authors?

The following authors and series are considered "popular" by the Pioneer Library System. Because they are popular they will automatically be purchased by the library system. All authors listed will be purchased in both large and regular print.

If you would like to place a hold request on the newest title by the author or in the series please use the library catalog or call your home town library to do so.

Read more: What do you consider "popular" books and authors?

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