Awful Library Books

Hoarding is not collection development

Dolls from Hell

Doll Making: A Creative Approach
Laury
1970

Submitter: This book was found in the craft section of my local public library. It’s more about artistically crafted dolls you can make at home. Really, it’s just filled with creepy dolls. I know I won’t be able to get their face out of my head when I sleep at night. Hopefully this won’t scare Mary as much as the clown book I submitted a few weeks ago.

Holly: You mean this one? Yeah, that one got her good. I get that libraries should have books about doll making, and maybe even the history of doll making. I just don’t understand why they should be almost 45 years old and filled with dark, old black and white photos of the weirdest dolls ever made. There are cute and cuddly and adorable dolls out there, I swear.

Mary: That third one looks like Miss Piggy after some kind of alcoholic bender or demonic possession.

 

More Old Dolls:

Just in Time for the Holidays: Soft Toys and Dolls

Creepy Dolls

Dressing Dolls

The Pioneers

Puppet Nightmares

DIY Boyfriend

 

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Computers from Olden Times

The Computer
Carey
1971

I fell in love with this series of books when I lived in the UK. My kids loved these books when they were young.

Of course everyone of a “certain age” will recognize the equipment. How long has it been since anyone has seen a keypunch machine? This is the kind of thing that just makes me feel old. I doubt if anyone under 40 recognizes anything in this book.

I think we can all agree that computers have changed quite a bit since 1971.

In the meantime, enjoy this stroll down memory lane.

Mary

More Tech for the kids:

Cool and Cordless

Computers A to Z

Careers in Computers or Mullet Fashion Show? 

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Sheepish Info

TV Vet  Sheep Book
TV Vet
1972

Think of this as DIY manual for the sheep farmer. Evidently, this is part of a series of books on animal husbandry.  I am really curious on the TV aspect of this series. Perhaps this is an offshoot of an all-farm channel?

Of course, veterinary medicine ages, just as any science or health book. Having worked in a semi-rural area library, this type of material is often considered a core subject. Maybe a university library would think this is worth something, but public libraries can let this antique go.

Mary

More Animals for Fun and Profit:

Muskrat Love

Chinchilla Farming for Fun and Profit

Making Pigeons Pay

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