Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Reading vs Weeding

It's inventory time! I feel like yelling it's ninja time, but my boys are too old for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (My Kindergarteners would know who the Turtles are.)  My non-fiction section looks like a ninja battle took place, but it's just where I'm weeding.

I have a love/hate relationship with the word "weeding". I know it has to be done to keep my collection updated. The books that are worn out, ripped or other wise beyond repair I'll find a home for with kids. Others I will send to the recycling box. Dispose of library books? Yes, I have one teacher who can't believe I am getting rid of some "perfect good books". Problem - they are not "perfectly good". If the books contain information that is wrong or outdated, I feel it's my duty to remove them from the school library's collection. For example, examine these two books on Pluto.

They look like great books. Only problem - they are outdated. Pluto is still a planet and not classified as a dwarf planet. Sounds like a minor problem to most people, but I don't want my student to read something incorrect in my library. Call me picky! I have a couple updated books ordered.

So how am I spending my afternoons this week: inventory and weeding. Fun times!

Keep Reading! I will as soon as inventory is finished. (I have another Rick Riordan book to finish. My teenager has me hooked.)


  1. Weeding. It's hard on the lungs (disrupting all the black dust!) and the knees. But it's all good. When you're done, anyway. ;) Keep it up!

  2. Oh.....good luck on your weeding! I need to weed through my classroom library big time. I also need to go trough all of my primary books because many of them are taking up space in my closet and could be better used somewhere else. It's so hard to say good-bye to book friends sometimes!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Thanks! Might try to tackle my fiction section tomorrow. It's over crowded.

  4. I am going through my non fiction, weeding and inventory. It is a bittersweet time of year. I always feel pressure to complete my inventory in a timely manner, yet it can be a time consuming project. Explain I g that to administration doesn't bode well. I always finish it I know I shouldn't worry yet it is crunch time.Yikes! Good luck and I hope you have a super summer.


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