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Book thieves stole 70,144 books from
the Brooklyn Public Library in 2012

New York Daily News, by Reuven Blau

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/1/2014 4:28:02 PM

Book thieves checked out but never returned 70,144 books from Brooklyn Public Library’s 60 cash-strapped branches in 2012, records show. GED prep guides, nursing and other professional exam cliff notes were high on the list of frequently filched books — but so too were graphic novels, library officials said. “Those are always going missing,” a librarian at the Brooklyn Heights branch told the Daily News Thursday. (Snip) Despite the thefts, library officials have kept the shelves full — in 2012, the system bought 419,790 new print books and 18,323 new e-books. But the overall catalogue continues to shrink.

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They blame ´staff cuts´ - not the thieves stealing every book not nailed down.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/1/2014 4:54:11 PM     (No. 9714993)

Buy them back on eBay.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 2/1/2014 5:16:34 PM     (No. 9715018)

On the eBay description, that´s what "ex-library" means.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/1/2014 5:16:39 PM     (No. 9715019)

I don´t care if they all go missing. Wouldn´t de Blasio approve of book redistribution?

Of course the more affluent may unfairly possess too many books. Their homes should be searched. And have the NSA tip off NYC authorities so the searches will be most productive.

"How many books do you need?" "When do you have enough?" "If we like your books you can read them."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: saguni, 2/1/2014 6:03:43 PM     (No. 9715062)

Not always, poster #2, I volunteer quite often at our local Friends of the Library group. The tax-payer supported budget allows for the purchase of a certain number of books each year, but shelf space dictates one book needs to come off the shelf for a new one to have room to be placed on the shelf, many withdrawals have been replaced with a newer edition.

Federal laws regulate how the ´withdrawn´ books may be disposed. We get both withdrawn books and books donated by the library´s patrons. Once a year, we have a big booksale at the state fairgrounds. I´m happy to state that our group has one of the five largest sales in the country, for the past 5 years, we have almost--thisclose--grossed a quarter of a million dollars.

Except for expenses, which we try very hard to keep to a minimum, all of that money goes back to the individual branch libraries, for extra programs their budget can´t afford.

In the past couple of years, we have been listing some of our better books on Amazon, and we grossed nearly $10,000 from our Amazon sales. Some "ex-library" could be from Friend of the Library groups, some could be purchased at out booksale then sold online, and yes, a few might be "stolen" to sell. But the library has a record of whose card last checked out a book, and their (one time) address...their collection department could be more aggressive about finding the thieves than this article represents.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LouD, 2/1/2014 6:18:17 PM     (No. 9715085)

Where´s the library cop? Too busy chasing down Seinfeld?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/1/2014 6:51:32 PM     (No. 9715124)

I frequently haul my books to one of the local libraries. One of life´s most embarrassing moments was when two elderly men were helping me carry my grocery sacks of books from the car to the library backroom. The donations that day had been stored in my attic after my son left college and moved his books up there. As we walked toward the building, one of the sacks broke open and a big book fell to the pavement. "The Joy of Sex". The two old men and I looked at the book, then they looked at each other and silently continued inside while I, red-faced, picked it up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/1/2014 10:38:45 PM     (No. 9715318)

How many of those books are included in crates leaving the country, especially the books on nursing, GED prep, and professional exam cliff notes ?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/2/2014 10:24:44 AM     (No. 9715827)

I did not think that many people in Brooklyn could read?

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