CHecking search results x2.
Do you have it? Search said "no direct matches" but is there an indirect one? Maybe an older version?
Also, I had two books "On my SHelf for Later"- Elmo's Mommy and Elmo's Daddy. I was having trouble putting them "On Hold" so tried deleting and starting over... but now I cannot find either in the catalog, no matter how I search! Is that correct? Thanks :)
Thanks for asking! On the John Bowman "Help your Preschooler..." title it doesn't appear that we have any edition in our collection. If you're interested in that particular title we can pursue it for you through inter-library loan, where we call out to libraries around the country to see if we can arrange a short-term loan to you through us. (ILL service does come with a cost for postage, so weigh that against the cost of a used copy.) You may find other useful options with keyword searches like "Early Learning" or "Montessori."
On the Elmo books, it looks like the reason you couldn't request them from your "For Later" shelf and the reason they're no longer turning up in the catalog are one and the same - our last copies have been worn out or lost. Board books are loved well, loved hard, and have short lifespans. Both titles are fairly recent, so feel free to suggest them for purchase - recommendations help our youth collection development staff catch gaps, and our vendors may still be able to turn those up.
Thanks for using AskOPL! Sorry we didn't have any of these three titles available for you straightaway. Feel free to email back or call 402-444-4800 with further questions.