My coworkers were surprised when I first started blogging, and they were shocked when I decided to post something every day. It's not because I struggle with words. In fact, I've often been accused of narrating my life as I live it. No, it's because I do not usually embrace technology. I don't have cable or internet at my house. I don't know how to use the Kid Zone's storytime iPod. I refuse to trade in my reliable flip phone for a smartphone. I'm not on Facebook or Twitter. Technologically speaking, I seem to be trapped in the 1990s. Why did I tell you all of that? To demonstrate how easy it is to track your reading history through the Hoover Public Library's website. Even I can do it!
STEP 1: Go to www.hooverlibrary.org
STEP 2: Log in at the top of the page by typing in your name and barcode (the long number on the back of your library card)
STEP 3: Click the "My Reading History" button (second from the left on the top of the page)
STEP 4: Click the "Opt In" button (by itself at the bottom of the page)
See? I told you it was easy. Now everything you check out on your library card will be saved in your Reading History list, even after you turn it in. Isn't that enormously helpful?