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Peggy OKane <[log in to unmask]>
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Peggy OKane <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 7 Mar 2020 11:11:39 +1300
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As one in charge of a “third world” country library, throw it out, use it
to start the wood stove, just don’t send it to us. If the material is too
old or out of date for your patrons why do you think it will serve those
with even fewer resources.?
My library is full of discards from well meaning folks but bad information
is, in my opinion, even worse than no information.  As I shift my current
collection to new to used modern shelving, I am weeding career books that
were published before computer technology became ubiquitous, life in
countries that no longer exist under that name, making fashionable clothes
for the 70s, and biographies of 80s pop stars.
Some nonfiction is timeless, for instance narrative works, some histories,
many biographies and much of the literature that lives in the 800s.
But please if the books are too out dated for your patrons they are for
mine as well.
Peggy O’Kane
Tailulu secondary school

On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 9:07 AM Tamara Hoke <[log in to unmask]>

> We are doing a pretty extensive weeding of our non-fiction collection.  We
> usually try selling these in our book sale, but we end up getting stuck
> with a lot of it and have to dispose of it.  I know that places like Better
> World Books will take non-fiction but it has to be less than 10 years old.
> Are there other places that take older non-fiction (Most of the stuff is
> from the 90s!)?
> Thanks for your help, o'collective brain!
> Best,
> Tamara Hoke
> Director
> Jay-Niles Memorial Library