Awful Library Books

Hoarding is not collection development


Making a Collection Count

Time for a Shower!

Bridal Shower Guidebook
How to Host a Succesful Bridal Shower

I am not a big fan of showers. Gifts are great to give (and get!) but my days of cute games and “ice breaker” activities are over. I don’t even want to do it ironically.  Holly is also adverse to these kinds of activities in any context. I have seen her in many a seminar or meeting gritting her teeth about any “get to know” type of activities.

That said, I do think the library should have a wide variety of pary planning books like this. However, they do go out of style quickly for a public collection. This particular book is 30 years old and looks every bit that old. No attractive cover also limits the appeal. Time to weed.


More Party Planning:

Pretty in Pink

Get Your Party On

Fun Party Themes for All Occasions

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Yesteryear in the NFL

The New England Patriots

Submitter: This is Patriot Nation where I found this book, so perhaps that’s enough incentive to keep this 35 year old book on the Pats. It certainly looks like it got a lot of use over the years. Unfortunately, this book was written before our 8 appearances and 4 wins in the Super Bowl. With our recent win, there have has been a glut of new books written on the Patriots, so I am not sure this one is worth keeping. Interestingly, the library I found this at has the complete series in offsite storage. So I can’t get my hands on the Bills, Saints, Lions, and etc. (They even have one on the old St. Louis Cardinals!) Drat.

Holly: What is it with storage? What is the goal of storing library materials? They aren’t being truly archived or preserved if they are stuffed in boxes or on shelves in warehouses or garages or basements somewhere. What is the criteria for putting something in storage vs. weeding it? As Submitter points out, there are lots of newer books on the Patriots available.

More Sports Through the Ages:

Keeping Up With Bruce Jenner

The Juice

More Juice

Are You Ready for Some Football?


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Friday Fiction – My Angelica

My Angelica

Submitter: A young girl who dreams of becoming a romance novelist?? Recently weeded from a public library juvenile section.

Holly: The girl on the cover does look a bit young. Maybe it’s the overalls she’s wearing. Is there any indication of how much <ahem!> “adult” material she includes in her romance novels? Where did she learn all that, in the school yard? Also, someone should tell her that it’s much more efficient to use word processing software to write a novel than a spiral-bound notebook. Or maybe pencil and paper are part of her creative process.

More Friday Fiction:

The Great Computer Dating Caper

Another Crappy Guy Saved By a Nice Girl

Jet Stewardess – Friday Fiction

Aerospace Nurse – Friday Fiction


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