My first book was published towards the end of spring. Maybe April or May. My local librarian informed me that libraries that run on a July 1st to June 30th fiscal year, like ours, are frequently not buying then because they're fresh out of bucks. As you can imagine, I found that to be bad news. (She also told me that she subscribed to a cheaper version of Kirkus Review that didn't include reviews of children's books. Bad news again, because I received quite a good review from that publication for Aliens.)
Anyway, last month our library's new bookshelves in the YA and kid section were running over with juicy new titles because...new fiscal year! They went out and did some shopping.