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(KCCI Des Moines)   Not News: Little boy donates $18.59 to replace lost library books. News: Locals start spontaneously matching his gift. Shakespeare: So shines a good deed in a weary world   ( divider line
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2014-01-11 01:40:38 AM  
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So shines a good deed in a weary world

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2014-01-11 12:43:09 AM  
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Good on the kid, I know I enjoyed the hell out of their library system when I was a kid.  They even had a bookmobile that would park within walking distance of my house so I could get new books every week.  Got dammit, HONEY GET MY CHECKBOOK!

They are in the middle of a major expansion of their main branch, which is refreshing to see in this day and age.

Ames, we're not just a four-letter crossword puzzle solution anymore!
2014-01-11 12:34:39 AM  
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Omahawg: I'm still so ticked off at my local library for getting rid of the copy of bukowski's 'post office' I donated in the name of my grandfather I'll likely never give them another book again.

Don't.  It's called weeding.  All libraries do it.  It helps make room for new items, and allows us to discard items that may be out of date or too damaged to circulate.  If a weeded book is in good enough condition, often times the book will be sold in order to raise finds to buy more materials.

/Work in public library, getting kick out of your reply
//I helped weed one of our small town branches in our county's system after their previous librarian retired.  She was a notorious packrat when it came to books.  Amongst the materials that were still circulating  that we eventually ended up weeding:
 A book on the Winter Olympics copyrighted 1979.
 A children's book that provided a behind-the-scenes look at a newspaper, complete with teletypes, computers sporting modems with acoustic couplers, phototelegraphy, and manual paste-up.
 A badly beat up copy ofLittle Women that was printed in 1957.
 A book on how to start your own small business that was brand new when slap bracelets and Tiger LCD handheld games were all the rage.
 All their VHS tapes, Including a couple one of my co workers ended up buying and sending off to  Everything is Terrible!
A Baseball card price guide from 1999
///People from that library were royally pissed and biatched and moaned to the head of our system because they thought we were throwing away "perfectly good books."
2014-01-11 12:22:00 AM  
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It will take 10,072,627 Lalos to donate enough for one of these. And that's if we just put it in a museum dry.

U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

2014-01-11 12:15:28 AM  
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ajgeek: Cool on the kid. Here's to hoping he wasn't being twisted by an unseen hand here.

You know, there's cynical, and then there's being a complete asshole. You are the latter, my friend.
2014-01-11 12:00:32 AM  
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Actually, a little impressed.
2014-01-10 11:21:40 PM  
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ajgeek: Cool on the kid. Here's to hoping he wasn't being twisted by an unseen hand here.

Way to start the thread off in a positive direction.
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