architectureWorld Class Tree Houses - Awful Library Books

World Class Tree Houses – Awful Library Books

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Tree Houses
Wills
1957

This book was weeded from a local collection. The book was tired looking and was outdated and hadn’t left the shelf in decades. I was curious about the author and found out that Royal Barry Wills was an architect and was pretty influential. His work was mostly in New England and was considered to be the master of the Cape Cod style.

Considering this was geared to children, the text was more complex and instructions were not easy to follow. I think this is more of a vanity project, given the author’s credentials. This is not to say this book does not have worth. I am sure that architecture geeks would say this is worth keeping. That may be true, but it still does not belong in a modern youth nonfiction collection. This is something for consideration in a specialty collection or an archive. Again, archival and preservation projects are usually outside the scope and budget of the average public library.

Collection objectives and the library mission statement are important for librarians to revisit time and again. Youth collections are for children. I doubt that most kids would care that a world class architect wrote a book about building a tree house.

Mary

TOCK

building a tree house

wood

bracing

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