Weeding the collection is one of the harsh realities of library life. It’s inevitable: when we add new books, something else has to go. Making those decisions is a complex process with many different factors, but in this episode we are talking about just one: circulation. When did this book last get checked out? If it’s been a few years, it gets tough to justify a book’s place on the shelf. I’m working on TBPL’s Young Adult collection right now, and the following titles are ones that haven’t circulated since 2019. They are also ones that I personally recommend and think deserve another chance! Whether they’re held back by poor covers, being part of a trend and getting lost in the shuffle, or just plain bad luck, any of these reads are worth picking up.
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Place your TPBL holds for print books through our online catalogue, or search for eBooks through cloudLibrary. If an older book is no longer available in our collection, put in an Interlibrary Loan request and we will get it for you that way!
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