Good Idea: The “Did You Miss Me” Table

Patrons of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, it turns out, are a lot like the general book-buying public: They go for thrillers, detective yarns and Harry Potter.

But this article from The Columbia also suggests an interesting way for patrons to enjoy popular books…last year’s popular titles.

They’re on the “Did You Miss Me?” table, just past the entrance at the Vancouver Community Library (WA). Librarian Karin Ford said that since the table was set up in September 2003, it has generated 20,000 check-outs of books that might otherwise be overlooked…and “more of a return on our investment.”