Love Letters: SPL's Libby App Has a Hold on Me

I can’t remember how I first learned of Libby. Only that, when 2022 came to a close, I spent some time reflecting on the things that suck happiness out of my life (food waste, overcommitment, Facebook messenger). And the things that infused joy. High on that list was the Seattle Public Library’s new-ish app for reading e-books.

Libby lets me sprinkle literary breadcrumbs for my future self. When a debut novel earned promising reviews or a friend raved about a surprisingly candid Hollywood memoir, I began punching the title into the app and adding my name to the (usually long) waitlist. When the “Your hold is

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