Twice this month, books bound for the Farmington Public Library have taken a wrong turn and ended up in Farmington, N.M.

Assistant director Jen Scott said patrons frequently request books from other libraries through an interlibrary loan.

On April 9, a package arrived at the library from the library in Farmington, N.M. In it was a book that had inadvertently been loaned to the southwestern state’s library.

“The package was from Farmington Public Library to Farmington Public Library, which was kind of comical,” said Scott.

Later in April, a different library lending the Farmington library material made the same mistake and sent its package to Farmington, N.M.

Scott said she isn’t sure what states the senders lived in.

She said she sent an email to the New Mexico library to thank them for returning the books, and the staff wrote back saying they couldn’t remember this ever happening before.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252

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