Monday, May 17, 2010

Books stolen from Port Orchard library

Here's some appalling news from School Library Journal about one of our library systems:
By Debra Lau Whelan -- School Library Journal, 5/12/2010 2:00:00 PM
As if severe budget cuts weren’t enough, Washington’s Kitsap Regional Library has suffered another huge blow—someone stole 1,348 picture books valuing nearly $23,000 from its Port Orchard branch.

“Nearly all of the titles stolen were newer books or new copies of classic titles,” says Branch Manager Kathleen Wilson. “From Barbara Abercrombie’s The Show and Tell Lion (S & S, 2006) to Charlotte Zolotow’s A Father Like That (HarperCollins, 2007), the entire alphabet of picture books was picked through by the thief.”

Read the whole thing.

(Thanks to Jennifer Mann for sending the link.)

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