What is it?

Posted May 4, 2013 by hotlibrarytech
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Does anyone have any idea what this is?
I am thinking it is advanced rabbit ears for a TV, but
dial in the middle makes no sense at all.
Found this in a cupboard and it found its way into the
“circular container.”

…arting with Melodie…

Posted May 3, 2013 by hotlibrarytech
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Isn’t it sad when a carelessly placed library book bar code changes the happy little
title of “Starting with Melodie” to something less than ….pleasant?
If only the student or volunteer had just placed the sticker about an inch or so lower.
But they didn’t, so we have a book that looks like it is titled –
“Farting with Melodie.”
Elaine, in the white sweater looks slightly appalled.
I hope Melodie didn’t let flee a fart  in the ice cream parlor.

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After reading the back cover I understand why it was never checked out.
My school is  in a low socioeconomic area of the district –
the premise of the book, that Melodie has a mansion
with servants and celebrity parents…?
Well, it might as well be in the Science Fiction Fantasy section in my library.
My students could not relate.

The Late Great Me

Posted May 3, 2013 by hotlibrarytech
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Turns out the girl next door is the campus alcoholic.
I wondered how the beers got past the censors at district when
this order of books was approved in the 1980’s.

Goofbang Value Daze

Posted May 1, 2013 by hotlibrarytech
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Hey, doesn’t she look like a Breck Girl?
“Goofbang Value Daze…”
What a great name for a book that I thought was at first another version
of “Footloose” until they put the post apocalyptic spin on it
Everyone in town lives in a bubble.
Frankly, it looks like Gabe has some dirty dancing in mind.
I must have my artsy friend turn this into a bookmark for me.

Friends Till the End

Posted May 1, 2013 by hotlibrarytech
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This book looks like the boy’s version of the Lurlene McDaniel books where in
every book one of the characters dies.
One boy plays soccer, one boy has leukemia and there’s the token girl who
hangs around in hopes of snagging a date.
So sad.

October Moon

Posted April 26, 2013 by hotlibrarytech
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The only thing that could make this book cover better
would be if Wolfey had some “bling”
hanging around his neck on the furry chest.
Some gold chains, some medallions, something Mr. T would have worn.
Nice pants.

The elevator is finally fixed

Posted April 26, 2013 by hotlibrarytech
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Did you read my post on the last Book Fair Ever held in my high school library?
Do you recall that my worst nightmare came true and the elevator broke down with one of the book fair crates in the elevator?
That was March 2012.
The elevator was finally fixed during spring break week – April 5, 2013.

Makes me wish that I had sold raffle tickets for a $1 –
placed bets on when the elevator got fixed….
I could have bought a new book for the library.