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On 02/07/2013, Roderic G Stephens wrote:


> When I was in high school and college and was doing research when I
> was home, every time I went to my public library in Teaneck, New
> Jersey I was told that the periodical I needed was in the Englewood
> Pubiic Library. It was well known in Northern New Jersey that the
> Englewood library was THE go-to place. Eventually a librarian gave me
> a copy of the annual book of Bergen County Library periodical holdings
> so I didn't need to keep asking her. Then one morning I got a call
> from my mother-in-law to get my butt to the Englewood Public Library
> because they were disposing of their entire periodical collection at
> 25 cents a volume. They were all out on the lawn. That is why I have a
> bound set of Time magazine from 1930 to 1945 and there are no
> libraries in Northern New Jersey with any periodical holdings worth a
> damn. They had put the stuff out on the lawn, including Harpers back
> to the 1870s, and in the afternoon it started to rain. Nobody needs to
> go to the Englewood Public Library any more.
> 
The wickedness of librarians knows no bounds. I think most of them hate
books.

Regards
-- 
Don Cox
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