Keep Track of Those TBR Books – Create a Saved List in Your Library Account!

We know the one thing getting you through this Stay at Home Order is the thought of getting your hands on all the lovely new library books when we are finally able to open again.  Trust us, we are right there with you.

But, what’s this? You can’t put anything on hold? How are you going to keep track of all 42 of those titles you absolutely have to read?!

Relax, we’ve got you covered! While we’ve suspended holds for the time being, you can put the saved list feature in your online library account to good use. We’ll show you how with this handy instructional guide.

Step One

First up, visit our online catalog and hit the Log In button in the upper right hand of your screen.

Step Two

Log in to your library account using your library barcode number and your PIN number (this will be the last four digits of the phone number you used to create your account).

Step Three

Perform a search in the catalog for a title you’d like to add to a list and hit the Add To List button. BTW, you should absolutely add The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires to whatever list you’re making, because it sounds fabulous.

Step Four

Under the Choose a list prompt, select Create New List (or you can choose to add the title to an already created list).

Step Five

Create a name for your new list and hit Save.

Step Six

To admire your handiwork, visit your account by clicking the link in the upper right hand corner of the screen, then select Saved Lists.

Step Seven

Scroll down the page until you’ve located your title. Once the library is open and you’re able to place holds again, you’ll be able to do so right from this list. Et voila!

Book Bites Cookbook Club Online: Comfort Food

Tonight was supposed to be our third meeting of the Book Bites Cookbook Club and while I’m disappointed that I will not be able to sample your tasty dishes, I’m mostly sad to miss out on your company and your stories of how food is such a large part of bringing people together. Though we can’t be together in person, I’m glad that technology allows us to come together in our separate homes and talk about the food we love.

I’ll never make a food blogger with the quality of this photo, but trust me, it’s tasty!

It seems fitting that the theme for this month’s meeting is comfort food. If ever we need the familiar goodness of our favorite comforting dishes, it is now in this time of chaos and uncertainty. One of my favorite comfort foods is  a Quick and Easy Chicken and Rice casserole that I found about ten years ago on Allrecipes (btw, they have a quarantine cooking recipes section that might really come in handy). If you’re looking for something healthy to feed yourself or your family, this is not your dish, but if you have been hunting for something cheesy and buttery and delicious, you will not be disappointed!

Runner-up recipe: my very favorite chocolate chip cookies (AKA, the WORST Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Sugar Spun Run blog).

What makes something a comfort food? What is your go-to comfort food recipe? Share your recipes, photos, and thoughts in the comments section below!

Cooking in the time of quarantine

We know that many of you are spending some extended time in your homes lately and perhaps doing a lot more cooking than you might normally do. You might have limited ingredients available or a bunch of random ingredients you have no idea how to turn into a meal.

While this might sound like a recipe for disaster, never fear! Your friends at the Lynchburg Public Library have your back with this handy collection of digital cookbooks available free of charge through Hoopla. All you need is a library card, a computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection and we will have you cooking in no time at all!

Need help navigating Hoopla? Give the Adult Services department a call at 434-455-6310 and we will be happy to walk you through the process.

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