There is a fairly new collection at the Cherokee Public Library that is growing by leaps and bounds. It has the second highest checkout of all our materials and we are amazed at the demand we are experiencing. I am talking about DVDs.
We didn't set out to be the movie center of Cherokee but since other venues have closed, we are turning out to be just that. We now have 2,062 DVDs in our racks and the number grows almost every day. In December we checked out over 1,800 films to our patrons.
We purchase many of the new movies and although we don't have them available on their exact release date, they are ready to check out soon after. We only buy one copy so sometimes there are reserves lists and people have to wait their turn. If there's a list we put a notice with the DVD asking that people return it as soon as they have watched it.
New on the shelf or coming soon are The Social Network, Red, Secretariat, You Again, Unstoppable, Conviction, Temple Grandin, Salt, The American, Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Mickey Mouse Club: Minnie's Masquerade to name a few. I have also purchased several more Hallmark movies which are very popular checkouts.
Recently we have had some nice donations of older films by patrons. We don't add everything that comes our way (we don't have room) but putting some different DVDs out often results in compliments by our patrons. People are excited when they find a movie that they haven't seen for a long time. For example, one man was thrilled to see Disney's Ugly Dachshund on our rack as he remembered it from childhood.
DVDs are shelved in categories with sections for general movies, classics, Hallmark, westerns, documentaries, children's etc. New movies are marked with a round blue sticker and put in front on the racks. People need to ask if they don't see what they want as the staff is always willing to check on a title and help look for it.
DVD checkout is one week with a limit of 6 DVDs per household. Fines are $.50 per day per item and add up quickly so due dates need to be carefully watched. But even with the fines, checking out movies at the library is a bargain. Come in and see what we have!
Open hours are 10am-8pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-5pm on Tuesday and Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday. The library will be closed Monday, February 21 for Presidents' Day. Please call ahead if there are concerns about the weather conditions.