School Librarian Corner: Dirty Books. No, Literally, Dirty Books
The other day I read a Facebook post from a fellow school librarian in the midst of an end-of-the-year inventory. This librarian said it gets kind of gross when you touch all the books in the library.
Tell me about it. If you’ve ever handled a bunch of library books, you can probably identify. Your hands don’t always end up looking dirty, per say, but it definitely feels like you’re wearing invisible germ-gloves and if you don’t wash them pretty soon you’re tempting fate. I’ve even joked about this in the past.
So I guess this post is asking two things:
1. Does this happen to you?
2. Do you ever do anything to de-germify books?
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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