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Library Skills for the Kids

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Developing Library Skills
Guide to Discovering and Using Library Resources
Lakritz
1989

As we close out our National Library Week posts, we need to have something for the kids. I know we want the kids to know all about the card catalog and the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature. This is more about teaching tools. The worksheets aren’t too bad if you were in the 4th grade in the mid 1980s. I think we can safely weed this one. It is probably outdated for the parents of the intended audience.

Mary

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Ancient Chinese Science

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Wonders of Ancient Chinese Science
Silverberg
1969

Submitter: The juvenile nonfiction section at my public library hasn’t been weeded in a very long time, as evidenced by this book about Chinese scientists. I include a picture of the card pocket in the front because of the “two cents a day” fine that is mentioned.

Holly: It does say “ancient” right in the title… but there are too many references to “recent” times in this book. A new book on ancient Chinese science would be great, though!

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Encyclopedia Fun

I want to know aboutI Want to Know About…
Animals of Sea and Shore, Air and Airplanes, Weather Experiments
Volume 11
1972

According to submitter, this was just recently weeded from a school library. I picked volume 11 of the multi-volume set.  The others are in similar shape: yellowed and stained. Each volume has three unrelated topics.

I particularly loved the illustration of the jet plane with all the leg room and lounge areas.

Mary

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