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Portland Public Library
Portland Public Library | Portland, ME (Library)
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Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square
Portland, ME 04101 USA

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kgriffith
Portland Public Library | Portland, ME (Library)
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A great exhibit during pride month, honoring the 50 years since the stonewall riots. #firstfriday

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TimSpalding
Portland Public Library | Portland, ME (Library)
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My municipal library has and offers a lot of great stuff but large parts of their book collection are really languishing, with old, beat-up books. My son and I combed vainly though two sections today, and it‘s was one yellowed book from 1940-1980 after another. Depressing.

LibrarianRyan I hate when libraries don‘t weed. 3mo
TimSpalding @LibrarianRyan Yeah. When most of your shelves aren't full, as here, the problem isn't weeding. A portion of older books is okay. Having almost nothing but old books is a sign of not acquiring books. But that's okay, they have a machine that extrudes plastic shit. 3mo
LibrarianRyan @TimSpalding uggghhh. My last library we weeded over 10,000 books and it allowed the newer stuff to shine. People kept asking where the money came from. No new money, still tiny collection budget, but easier. As for 3D printers, I like them and they are easy to get grants for. It‘s hard to get grants for your collection. Every few years my state gives out Back to Books grants. Super popular, but when fed cuts library funding, no grants. SUCKS 3mo
baes I remember a library truck (that we had visit our elementary school) was like this. No one wanted to check anything out. Our local library has a good mix, but still never has what I‘m looking for if I‘m browsing. I wonder if this is because of libraries sharing books? It is almost guaranteed that anything newer has a waitlist. I almost always get a book through the state system, borrow ebook, or end up buying. 3mo
baes Ugh I wrote a comment and it isn‘t showing??? 3mo
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