Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This book is REALLY overdue!

Part of my job at our library is handling all of the book donations. One of my colleagues who was helping me sort out a recently donated collection discovered these two cards tucked into one of the books.

Second Notice
The card below the notice is an actual catalog card. Don't see those around much anymore.

This book was at one time part of the collection of the Jones Memorial Library, a separate library institution from the Lynchburg Public library. The Jones Memorial specializes in central Virginia history and genealogy. I contacted the Jones Memorial and inquired whether the book was something they would want back. Apparently the book (which clearly was never returned) was excised from their catalog at some point.

It's probably a good thing, too. $0.02 per day is not a lot of money, but over 82 years it does add up. By our math, the patron who borrowed this book in 1932 would now owe the Jones Memorial nearly $600.

Remember, gentle readers, RETURN YOUR LIBRARY BOOKS!
Seriously. Don't make her come and get it from you.

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