Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Books That Need Love

If you frequent the picture book bins here at RML, you may have seen the one labeled "Books That Need Love". It's a follow-up to the same one I did a few years ago - the last time I went through and weeded the entire picture book collection. Last time, we added slips in the books so that the patrons could tell us if they liked the story (and we should keep it), or if they thought we could discard it. 
(I'd like to add a note here to gently remind everyone that we HAVE to get rid of books sometimes. They fall apart, they get 'crummy' looking, and sometimes they've just had their time. Plus, that's how we make room for shiny new books!) 
Anyway, our project didn't work last time because everyone wanted us to keep everything! So this year, I've had to make some hard decisions, but there are always those books that are in good shape, and are still relevant today. And I want to keep them. Even though you guys haven't taken them out in a LONG TIME! Hence, the Books That Need Love bin.
So here are a few of the titles in the bin that I'd like to highlight. They are great books, and sometimes they just don't get love because they are on a low shelf or maybe they don't fit into any specific categories so we don't often put them on display.
Come check out the books that NEED LOVE!!!

You can't go wrong with illustrations by Simms Taback. 
 This reminds me of my childhood, so I can't get rid of it. Take it out!

 If you've ever sung this song to a child, they'll want to see it illustrated.

 Perfect for your little train lover! You'll feel like you're actually in a miniature train set.

It's complete at 34 words. But it says so much about how to make a friend. Love it.

A party with a crocodile, elephant, and hedgehogs? C'mon!

1 comment:

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    See you Upstairs...
    I won't be joining'm in da nasty Abyss where Isis prowls

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    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL