38 YEARS AGO...
The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca sat alongside other books at the County Library in Westampton. It had been a mere four years since the building was constructed and the book hadn't yet settled into its new home on the shelves. Then, it suddenly found itself whisked away and it was taken to the circulation desk, stamped and brought outside of the library to be enjoyed by a real-live poetry enthusiast! It anxiously awaited its return to share the tales of adventure and reading with its fellow books!
Lorca's book of Poems waited 38 years to return and share its tale of circulation! It probably didn't recognize the building, being the County Library has gone through two renovations since March 8th, 1976, the day it walked out of the system forever. The title was checked out to a BCLS patron so long that it was taken out of the collection!
Currently in our collection:
If you would like to learn more about Federico Garcia Lorca, our Online Biography Collection has a great article about this important Spanish poet and dramatist. If you would like to know how much of a fine would build up with a 38 year late fee...consult the Borrowing Explained section of our site and bring a calculator!