Every day I add to my pile of books that are falling to bits. The pile above is just about a week's worth of repair, which was done by my fabulous volunteer Linda. In addition to glue, I usually have a couple of books that have to have the covers taped back on, missing pages copied and inserted, etc.
It occurred to me that a good way to know what back listed books might be good for others to add to their libraries might be to showcase some of these. The five titles that were not obviously popular (a lot of the pile is Riordan and Rowling) are the following:
Potter, Ellen. Pish Posh. (2006)
Schreiber, Ellen. Vampire Kisses (2003) 3 copies in my collection
Shipton, Paul. The Pig Scrolls (2007) 2 copies
Shusterman, Neal. Unwind (2007) 2 copies
Sleator, William. The Boy Who Couldn't Die (2005)
Not a coincidence that these are all Accelerated Reader titles, unfortunately.
What fell apart in YOUR library today? Books that come into contact with apple juice, Axe cologne or other substances that force them to be placed into a plastic bag don't need to be mentioned; that doesn't show popularity, just carelessness!
Also, what was the most traumatic thing that ever happened to a library book? I had one that was run over by a lawn mower. What was it doing on the lawn, and how do you miss Bollywood Babes, with its white cover?