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    After being closed for a three-day holiday weekend, this was what our book drop looked like. Newton Free Library

    Coal and Ice, Harper College Library, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Coal and Ice 79 months ago | reply

      I'm amazed no one has commented
      but then again, maybe library personel
      are too jaded from seeing this sort of thing
      so often. Still, it''s an excellent shot.
      Thanks for posting it

    2. ikahime 79 months ago | reply

      What percentage of these were damaged in the return process I wonder?

    3. LilacDreams 79 months ago | reply

      At the library where I work we avoid this kind of thing by assigning a staff member to come in at least once over a long holiday weekend to clear the bookdrop.

    4. { faith } 79 months ago | reply

      yikes! how, exactly, does that happen?

    5. ontheriversedge 79 months ago | reply

      Our library's stack is about half that size after a three day weekend, though often a person does indeed come in to half the stack. We've rarely had problems with damage -- magazines sometimes can get ripped.

    6. SillyLily5 79 months ago | reply

      Holy shnikes! I think I would see that, walk away, and go home sick. And yes,,, what a waste since many of those materials were probably seriously damaged due to this serious back up at the book drop. I will never complain again when cleaning out our book drop. Maybe...

    7. Nuevo Anden 79 months ago | reply

      Another book drop on Memorial Day Weekend. New Year's

    8. Amanda Holling 79 months ago | reply

      And this is why, at my library system, someone comes in once a day every day we are closed to empty the bookdrop! We have large free-standing drops outside, and if we don't empty them, patrons will think nothing of jamming things inside even when the drop is full and leaving their returns stacked on the top of the boxes! :-)

    9. Fer Jimenez 67 months ago | reply

      Hi! I am admin of a group called Books / libros / livros and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. megmoore1 44 months ago | reply

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