What does “IN-PROCESS” mean?

Have you ever wondered, when you search our catalog for a book title, what it means when the status says “IN-PROCESS”?  Well, here’s the low-down…. it means that the book has been ordered, purchased, and received in the library.  The book has been stamped with a date and library logo;  had a spine label, plastic jacket cover, and library barcode applied; and entered into the library database.  However, it’s not QUITE available for you to check out.  Why not, you ask? It’s because the library staff gets to have the “first look”, and we’re anxious to see if that title we ordered lives up to the good review it got, before we put it out on the new shelf for you to check out!  We also want to get first “dibs” on a potential storytime read-aloud.

We LOVE it when our technical services staff rolls a new book cart into our office;  it’s like getting lots of presents all at once. Sometimes we fight over who gets to look at the cart first!  Usually we are able to share; sometimes when we find a particularly good read-aloud book, we spontaneously read it aloud to whoever is in the office with us!  The other day, Marta and Teresa did an impromptu two-voice read aloud of I Want to Be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor, complete with silly and scary voices!  Sometimes we have a little too much fun!

So, the next time you see that status of “IN-PROCESS”, please feel free to ask us if you could, pretty please, have a look at the book yourself?  Most likely the answer will be YES.  We might even read it aloud to you!

Miss Teresa




Keep the Moline Public Library at your fingertips!


I recently downloaded our new app, MPLtoGo and took it for a test drive. Just a quick disclosure, I am not a techie. I was reluctant to get a smartphone but apps like the MPLtoGo are quickly changing my mind.

This app is super easy to use. I can access the library catalog, informational databases, ebooks and eaudiobooks with just a few clicks. I quickly found upcoming library programs, and accessed my library account to place holds, renew items, and see what fines I had. I could even read the library Facebook account and blogs with just a couple of quick clicks.


One of my favorite features of the MPLtoGo was scanning the barcode of any book to find out if a library owns it. Now when a friend recommends a book, all I have to do it zap it, see if a library in our system has it, then place a hold on it right from my phone. Much better than writing the title down on a scrap piece of paper, never to be seen again!

Try out the app yourself. MPLtoGo is available for free from the App Store or Google Play.