My favorite novel…

January 7th, 2007

To Kill a Mockingbird

…is one of the books in danger of being weeded from the shelves of the Fairfox County Library system because it hasn’t been checked out in over two years.

And while people are arguing over the wisdom of running a library system more like a business, viagra buy cialis the question they should be asking is: Why is one of the greatest works of American literature so little valued in a county right next to our nation’s capital?

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  • 1. Brian  |  January 7th, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Speaking only for myself I’ve never checked ‘Mockingbird’ out of the library – I have a copy at home. My kids have read it so there are at least two more people who never will check it out from the library.

  • 2. jp  |  January 7th, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Could it be Hollywood’s fault?

  • 3. triticale  |  January 9th, 2007 at 8:34 am

    That’s no reason to dump a book. We’ve checked stuff out of the Milwaukee library in which the most recent date stamp is 1950. One book I checked out was printed in 1875.

  • 4. Brian  |  January 9th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    That’s no reason to dump a book.

    Sure it is – if no one is reading the book it’s not being used for it’s purpose – being read. You don’t have a library but a museum.

    We need both of course. But I’d rather my tax money ear-marked for ‘library’ be spent on material that is going to be used, not shelved for sake of nostalgia.

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