There are two new books this month, one on log cabin quilts and one on felting.
Please ensure you return all books by the June meeting at the latest as I require them over the summer for a physical inventory.
Filed under Library
I am planning to do some weeding in our guild library and I wondered what you do. Outside of damaged books, how long do you keep a book – ie not taken out in 5 years (gone), or books older than 10 years not taken out (gone)? Do you offer them to members for free or for a fee :) ?
Chris, sorry for the long delay. We don’t have a policy, per se, however I have just done some weeding out.
I have only removed duplicate books. I feel that as long as I have enough storage it is worth keeping books even if they have not been taken out for a long time, especially if they are out of print as a Quilt Guild might be the only place one could find them. To clear space on the library table and reduce unpacking and repacking I keep the oldest books in a crate with a poster showing the book covers for those interested.
Magazines are another story. I have sold to members at $.50 each or 3/$1 magazines that haven’t been taken out for more than two years. I offered about 150 magazines at two meetings from a table set up beside the library tables. Surprisingly, they all sold. I raised enough to buy three new books for the library.
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