Part of every librarian’s job is removing older books from the collection to make room for new ones. Sometimes the choice is easy. We don’t need 10+ copies of Where the Crawdads Sing any more, for example. If a book has not circulated over the past few years, it’s time for it to be deleted or “weeded.” Sometimes it is a hard decision. “This is a good book,” the librarian might say. “Why hasn’t anyone checked it out? I can’t bear to let it go.” That’s the rationale behind our “Hidden Treasures” display in the Main Reading Room.
The books on display were set aside when we were weeding thar part of Fiction where the author’s last name begins with M, N, O, or P (with a T and a W thrown in for seasoning). They may not have gone out a lot, but we think they should have. If you can’t make it to the Library right away, there a list of the books below. If you really can’t make it here, many of these books are available for download from Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla.