Library lovers toss the book at Alameda County’s disposal system

from the San Francisco Chronicle

“The idea that a public library system would toss out hundreds of thousands of books without rhyme or reason just doesn’t sound right. But that’s what appears to have happened in Alameda County’s 10-branch library system over the past two years. Watchdog activists believe the library has discarded almost 400,000 books from its shelves. County officials contend that the number is closer to 172,000 books, and they say many of these books are passed to friend-of-library groups for sales or are recycled.”

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/johnson/article/Library-lovers-toss-the-book-at-Alameda-6220358.php

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