[Library Media] Weeding books

Karen Larson Karen.Larson at slcschools.org
Fri May 15 09:17:05 MDT 2015

We put all discards (unless deemed harmful for whatever reason) on a sale cart.

Teachers and parent co-opers know that anything they want or need for their classrooms are free.

The rest are on sale for a quarter each. We have yearly community used book sales and a parent volunteer takes care of whatever is left over- either by recycling or through charitable donations to organizations of their choice.

We have used many for in-library projects- signage, Battle Bunny student book alterations, art installations, thank you cards for donors, etc. We have several items that are used as teaching tools to show what happens when books are abused, how they are made and other such concepts.

We are currently planning an end of year used book sale. Each student who shows up will get one free book and every book after is a quarter.

Karen Larson

Open Classroom

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To: Heather Anderson
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Subject: Re: [Library Media] Weeding books

I would be careful about giving your old books to teachers in the building. I use to do that and then one day our wise district leader ask us if we really wanted to fill up our school with old books.  I would rather get the students to come into the library and check out the newest and the best in the school.  There are some art books that I do give to the art teachers but for the most part I follow district guidelines and surplus them.  Hope this helps.

On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Heather Anderson <heather.anderson at juabsd.org<mailto:heather.anderson at juabsd.org>> wrote:
Hi All!
I have been weeding out books from my library and feel guilty about getting rid of them.  I was planning on giving them to our local thrift shop or Deseret Industries, but was wondering if there are any other options out there.  What do you do with your old books?  Keep in mind these are REALLY old, most haven't been checked out since 1999 or earlier.
Thanks in advance for your help!!

Heather Anderson
Media Specialist
Juab High School
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