The 1st Annual RVLS Week of Weeding was a great success. Twenty-three libraries (13 Public; 8 School; 2 Academic) from all across the System participated and weeded nearly 5,000 items!
- History of Science c1943
- Richard Simmons’ Never Say Diet Book
- Baton Twirling published before 1970
- Books not circulated since the 70s
- Children’s books on audiocassette
- VHS tapes
- Non-fiction children’s books on insects published in the 1960s with black and white pictures
- “Broken down, ugly copies”
- Weevil skeletons–”They evidently like the taste of glue because they were just under the spine label covering on a 1976 book.”
Many of the books will be sold at local functions such as an upcoming Lions Club consignment auction, and others were shipped to online booksellers including Better World Books. Recycling is another option for disposal of weeded items.
- Libraries will circulate more books.
- Shelving made easier.
- Space for new material.
- Patrons and students will find “the good stuff.”