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Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

I would like to read this book, but the PPLD doesn't have a copy, interlibrary loan doesn't have a copy, and none are available through Overdrive. I think it's more than 2 years old. Can you purchase one anyway? I thought it was a fairly popular book, any reason why it would be so difficult to access?

The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr

I noticed that The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr is only available as an ebook. Is it possible for the library to acquire a paper-and-ink copy?

The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr

Thanks for letting us know that the title is missing from the collection. Look for it in the catalog later in the week and place a hold on it.

Patrick O'Brian Novel

O'Brian's novel "H.M.S. Surprise" used to be in the catalog, and it was checked out for months, but it recently disappeared from the catalog. Is there a new copy being ordered?

Patrick O'Brian Novel

Check now. You should be able to place a hold on the title. Our copies were stolen or lost. I have more copies on order. Thanks for letting us know!

Soul of Soil

The Soul of Soil: A Soil-Building Guide for Master Gardeners and Farmers, 4th Edition by Joseph Smillie

I have been searching for this book for awhile. I was wondering if this book is available to be purchased by the library.

Thank you for your consideration.

Soul of Soil


Thank you for your recommendation. Due to the age of this title, it is not eligible for purchase for the library's collection. However, you can do an Interlibrary Loan request to borrow it from another library district. Here is the link to the Interlibrary Loan page: If you have any questions or would like assistance placing your request, please contact us either by phone (719-389-8968), email, or text, which you can find on the right side of the screen under Ask PPLD.

Best Regards,
Krista Meier
Selection Librarian - Nonfiction

Requests for seven DVDs

Hi. There are seven films that are excellent and would be a meaningful addition to the PPLD collection:

1) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945 - directed by Elia Kazan)
2) Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940 - with Raymond Massey)
3) Cutter's Way (1981 - with Jeff Bridges and John Heard)
4) Starman (1984 - with Jeff Bridges)
5) 1984 (1984 - with Richard Burton and John Hurt)
6) Fearless (1993 - with Jeff Bridges)
7) Spider (2002 - with Ralph Fiennes, directed by David Cronenberg)

Thanks for the great job you do, and for your consideration.

Requests for seven DVDs

Thank you for your suggestions. Unfortunately, most of these DVDs are out of print and unavailable from our vendor. There is one title that we can get - Abe Lincoln in Illinois. We will add that to the collection.

Blu-Ray Discs

I think most people are disappointed that you don't have Blu-Ray discs in your catalog. It would be very pleasing if you bought Blu-Ray disc copies for new movies and possibly even older popular movies. Thank You!!!

Hi there. Thanks for your

Hi there. Thanks for your question. We've contacted the Collection Management Supervisor. She'll be back on Thursday and will respond to you then.


We will be making blu-rays available that are part of combo packs that we receive from our vendor. At this time, we do not have the budget to create a new collection, but we can take advantage of any DVD/Blu-Ray combos packs that we can order. Start looking for these after the first of the year. Thank you!

Monica McCarty Highland Guard Series

Hi there- I see you have The Striker available to download, but no books. Are you able to order this for the series?
Thank you

Monica McCarty Highland Guard Series

Thank you for your inquiry. Many books are preordered as ebooks before the physical book is ordered, due to print processing issues. Please fill out a patron purchase request to ensure your hold is placed here: We will order this book closer to its print publication, probably around the first of November.

Thanks again,

My sister and I both love the

My sister and I both love the Nancy Drew PC games, we were wanting to play two games in particular, Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice and Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned For Danger, both from Her Interactive games. Could you guys put through a request to order it? Thanks!

Nancy Drew games

Thank you for your inquiry. Stay Tuned for Danger and The Phantom of Venice are out of print in the physical format. The Phantom of Venice is available to purchase for consumers as a digital download for home use.

Suggest 2 titles

Islam is a foreign country: American Muslims and Global Authority by Z. Grewal. New York University Press, 2014.

Conflict in the Nuba Mountains by Samuel Totten. Routledge, 2014.

Hi there. Since both titles

Hi there. Since both titles are less than 2 years old, you can actually fill out this form to request we purchase them:


Video Games

Hello... I have four video games on hold (two for months) that say they are being ordered but never have been. I was wondering if the library was still acquiring video games for their collection. Thank you!!

Video Games

Thank you for your inquiry. Ordering games for the library is a complicated process. The titles you are on hold for are ordered but not yet received. The preparation to make the discs secure and to have them show in our catalog is extensive. The orders don’t ship until all of the copies of a title are secured by our vendor.

We are still ordering games for the library for the Wii U, Playstation 4, and XBOX One systems. There are less and less games available in physical format so you will see fewer games. Thank you again.


Vladimir Tod series

I've asked the front desk people if you have the last book twelfth grade kills but she said you guys didn't have the book so could you order that one.

Vladimir Tod series

We will order more copies of this title. We appreciate that you brought this to our attention.

Thank you!

Lisa Thomas, Selection Librarian

Mlb 2k15

It would be great if you kept up to date games for the Mlb 2k series for Xbox 360 and Playstation platforms. I see you guys have Mlb The Show but that is limited to only Playstation and doesn't give Xbox players an equal option. This would be greatly appreciated by many.

MLB 2K15

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately we cannot buy enough copies of most titles to justify purchasing them for the Library.

H.M.S. Surprise

Patrick O'Brian's novel "H.M.S Surprise" is the third in the Aubrey-Maturin series, but it appears to be the only one that the library doesn't have. Could you please order this book?

H.M.S. Surprise

We do have this book but it is currently checked out. I was able to find it in our public catalog. Please email me at I will place you on hold.


Basketball and Football Card Price Guides

It would be nice that you keep up to date price guides of both football and basketball cards as well as baseball. This would be much appreciated to collectors who need quick access to these resources. Beckett Card Price Guides would be preferred with the most recent edition.

Basketball and Football Card Price Guides

Thank you for your suggestion! We will add these to our list of items to automatically order as soon as the new version is published. The next basketball guide comes out on October 30th, and the football guide comes out on September 18th. If you have placed a purchase request through, you will be placed on hold and notified when they are ready for you to pick up!

Pony Pals

My daughter loves the Pony Pals series by Betancourt, Jeanne, however the available titles are slim. Numbers 1 through 7, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 14, 35 and 38 are the only ones available. Is that something that could be filled in more or should we look to get inter-library loans?

Thank you!

Pony Pals series

Thank you for your comment regarding this series. Unfortunately, the titles in this series are no longer available for purchase so I think that requesting them through interlibrary loan is your best option.

I'm glad that your daughter loves reading this series, perhaps she might be interested in books by Marguerite Henry such as the classic, Misty of Chincoteague; the Black Stallion books by Walter Farley or the Chestnut Hill series by Lauren Brooke.

Thank you for your patronage of the library.

Lisa Thomas, Selection Librarian

Ooh. The Black Stallion was

Ooh. The Black Stallion was one of my all time favorite books when I was a child. Just my two cents...

American Girl Grace

Please will you order Book 2 & 3 in the American Girl Grace series: Grace Stirs it Up, Grace Makes it Great? Thanks! :)

American Girl Grace series

Thank you for your comment about this. These titles of the American Girl Grace series (Grace Stirs It Up and Grace Makes It Great) will be ordered. I am glad that you brought this to our attention since we certainly want to have them in the library's collection.

Thank you for your patronage of the library!

Lisa Thomas, Selection Librarian

Two DVDs

Hi. I would like to suggest the PPLD add two DVDs to their collection. The first is Romero, a 1989 film directed by John Duigan. The second is Salvador, a 1986 film directed by Oliver Stone. I think both of these would be of interest to PPLD patrons, especially given Óscar Romero's beatification last month.

Two DVDs

Thank you for your suggestion! We will order Romero. Unfortunately, Salvador is out of print.

Brett Battles Series Jonathan Quinn

Missing the following books in the series in CD or Audio format: The Destroyed, The Collected, The Enraged, The Discarded these are books 5, 6, 7, 8



Thank you for your inquiry.

Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, these four Battles titles were only published on Audible which is a non-physical format and in the MP3 cd format. Our library does not purchase the MP3 format. The audio publisher is owned by Amazon which means we can’t purchase the eAudio format from OverDrive, our primary eMaterials provider.


Nalini Singh - Guild Hunter Series Missing Book 2

Hi there-

From the Guild Hunter Series Book 2 is not available in paperback form.

Archangel's Kiss- Book 1

Thank you!

Sorry- It's the Guild Hunter Series Book 2 not in paperback

Hi there-

It is Book 2 in the Guild Hunter series that is not available in paperback not book 1- Archangel's Kiss. Author Nalini Singh

Thanks so much

Thanks for the clarification.

Thanks for the clarification. Archangel's Kiss is on my next order.

Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling Series Missing Books

First of all, please allow me to apologize for the emails I have sent telling you the library was missing books in a series only to have you find them. I promise you I look and look again so that I don't waste your time but apparently I have missed them.

However, I will risk it again. =)

PPLD does not have the following books in the Singh Psy-Changeling Series
Book 2 Visions of Heat (I got this from ILL)
Book 5 Hostage to Pleasure (I looked and looked and looked again and the title does not pull up in the catalog search- I swear I looked =) )

I would also like to thank you for responding to these requests. I love the books and appreciate the fact that you are willing to order them.

Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling Series

Thank you for letting me know about the missing titles. I appreciate it and I will order copies of them. Don't worry about apologizing for these emails, we appreciate that you let us know about these missing titles.

Thank you again and continue to enjoy using the library!

Lisa Thomas, Selection Librarian

Gena Showalter paperbacks missing from series

Good Day,
The library does not have the following paperback books available in a Gena Showalter 9 book series, Lords of the Underworld- these "books" are available in other downloadable forms but not paperback.

Book 1. The Darkest Night
Book 2 The Darkest Kiss
Book 3 The Darkest Pleasure
Book 6. The Darkest Lie

Thank you

Gena Showalter paperbacks

Thank you for letting me know about these missing titles. I will order copies of them. By the way, the library does own a copy of The Darkest Kiss (Book 2) but I will order more copies of this popular title too.

Thank you again and we value your patronage of the library.

Lisa Thomas, Selection Librarian

West Wing

I'm not sure where this falls in the request for purchasing titles; I am currently 8th in line for The West Wing Season 2 DVD (a 14 day rental), for which ppld only has 1 copy. Would you consider purchasing a second copy of this DVD set since there seems to be a demand for it?

West Wing

We will get additional copies ordered. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!


Hello, I have 2 books that I have placed on hold that have both been "on order" for over 3 months now. Any word on the progress? The titles are "Beautiful Redemption" and "The Law of Moses". Thank you.


I apologize for the delay in processing these two books. We have a backlog with cataloging items. However, these two titles will be cataloged and processed by the end of this week. So you will be notified as soon as they are available.

Thank you for your patience and we appreciate your patronage of the library district.

Lisa Thomas, Selection Librarian

Additional Missing books from Jeaniene Frost Night Huntress Seri

Hi there-

Earlier this month I sent a note letting you know the library had cd's or downloadable options for Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress Series, but did not have all the books. (I believe the books I told you about were ordered.)

I am working my way through the series and I have discovered the library is missing a few more books to that series. I have ordered these through ILL (which is what I did with the others that weren't available) I thought you might want to consider ordering these as well to complete the series.

Still missing in book form:

This Side of the Grave #5
One Grave at a Time #6

If you are also willing to carry the novella's- the following are missing:
Happily Never After #1.5
Devil to Pay #3.5
Home for the Holidays #6.5 (ILL doesn't have this available in book format either)

Thank you!

Night Huntress Series

Thank you for your comment regarding this series. I have ordered additional copies of the title, This Side of the Grave #5. Regarding the title: One Grave at a Time #6, the library has six copies of this title in the collection.
Regarding the novellas by Jeaniene Frost; Happily Never After #1.5, Devil to Pay #3.5 and Home for the Holidays #6.5, these titles are available from the library as eBooks. Please see our catalog or Cybershelf for these eBook titles.
If you would like to read them in print form, these novellas by Jeaniene Frost are available from the library in the following anthologies:
Happily Never After is in the anthology, Weddings from Hell by Maggie Shayne...[et al.]
Devil to Pay is in the anthology, Four Dukes and a Devil by Cathy Maxwell...[et al.]
Home for the Holidays is in the anthology, The Bite before Christmas by Lynsay Sands & Jeaniene Frost
Please contact Reference at 389-8968 if you need assistance with these titles.
Thank you again for your patronage of the library. We appreciate your support.
Lisa Thomas, Selection Librarian