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Books on Film: The Library Workout Tape

It isn’t often you come across something this gloriously odd. All credit to the website Book Patrol for bringing The Betty Glover Library Workout Tape to light. It’s a feast of obsolete library technologies, 80s hits, and “what the?!” moments. Created as a student project in 1987 at Arizona State University, this is pure VHS gold.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Yikes! Gloriously odd, indeed.

  2. I LOVE it!!!!!