[Library Media] Weeding books

Emily Davenport edavenport at alpinedistrict.org
Fri May 15 11:23:59 MDT 2015

You could donate them to the little free library charity that UELMA is

On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 11:19 AM, Mariah Overlock <
moverlock at providencehall.com> wrote:

> Some of us, especially in charter schools, don't have a district policy to
> follow. They leave it up to me. If I just have too many of a good book, I
> trade it to a used bookstore for store credit.
> In my opinion, out-dated nonfiction really can't be used for anything
> except recycling or up-cycling. I give a lot of quality ones to the art
> department (they've even made clocks out of hardback books), and keep some
> for myself to make book art with.  I'd hate for someone at the thrift store
> to pick-up a book that is full of out-dated misinformation! So for me it
> all depends on why I'm getting rid of the book.
> *Mariah Overlock*
> *High School Librarian*
> *Providence Hall International **Baccalaureate*
> *moverlock at providencehall.com <moverlock at providencehall.com>*
> On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 9:17 AM, Karen Larson <Karen.Larson at slcschools.org
> > wrote:
>>  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
>>  ------------------------------
>> *From:* library-media <library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org> on behalf of
>> Jim Moon <jmoon at alpinedistrict.org>
>> *Sent:* Friday, May 15, 2015 9:02 AM
>> *To:* Heather Anderson
>> *Cc:* library-media at lists.uen.org
>> *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> 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
>>> heather.anderson at juabsd.org
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>> Jim Moon
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>> Willowcreek Middle School
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Emily Davenport
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