Submitter: This system had a children’s museum annex (hence the stamp on the record sleeve), there was no sign of a checkout card sleeve in the book. My guess is that it spent nearly all of it’s life there. The slides and 45RPM record were still in the book and are in very good condition considering the age of the book and the number of years it must have been on the shelf. Compared to some of the other books on the site, it’s not awful in terms of subject matter or art, just horribly outdated once the Apollo missions went to the moon and back. I’m surprised it stayed on the shelves as long as it did. It was outdated when it turned 10 years old, let alone 50.
Holly: This. Is. Awesome. This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. Totally outdated for a library, and even a children’s modern science museum (history museums excepted), but I’d totally buy it at a used book sale.