This is a heads up that you will begin seeing materials with checkout dates well beyond the normal loan periods. This is because every library's calendar has January 13, 2011 through January 22, 2011 as close days. No items will become due during this range. The intent is to encourage patrons to keep materials at home during the cutover from Dynix to Koha (January 14-16, 2011). This was a recommendation from the ILS Circulation Services Committee at the May, 2010 meeting. PR materials for patrons will be forthcoming in early January. Libraries may modify these close days as they choose.