I Found Them in the Yellow Pages
Submitter: Why is this awful? First, yellow pages – does anyone under 45 know what they are? Second, only males have professional occupations. Third, the florist appears to be a predator. There are so many reasons this alphabet book needs to be weeded. [Found in a community college library.]
Holly: My library still has a collection of current yellow pages, and they are asked for by patrons maybe once or twice a month. It’s not a very big (Michigan only) collection, and it isn’t heavily used, but we do still have them. It is definitely older folks who ask for them most often. That said, this submitted book is completely irrelevant and outdated. Since it is meant for children, it is even more useless. Submitter is right – do kids even know what yellow pages are? You can definitely weed it without anyone noticing it’s gone.