Help Needed

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The Otis library is in the process of discarding outdated, shabby, and underused books and we need YOU to come in and take these discarded items off our hands. Some we’re giving away but most are in the book sale priced at $1 or a little more.

What can you do with discarded library books? Check out the altered book collage by library evening circulation manager Vickie Thomas for ideas. Additional ideas …

… might be found in the books from Special Collections on display in the library vitrine. And we circulate books that might help, including:

Altered Book Collage by Barbara Matthiessen @ TT896.3 M29 2005

Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books @ TT896.3 B66 2011

Bookwork: Medium to Object to Concept to Art by Garrett Stewart @ N7433.3 S74 2011

Brian Dettmer: Elemental Selections @ N7433.4 D47 E43 2013

The Fairy-tale Princess: Seven Classic Stories from the Enchanted Forest by Su Blackwell and Wendy Jones @ TT870 B623 2012

Mixed-media Books: Dozens of Experiments in Altering Books by Gabe Cyr @ TT896.3 C97 2009

Re-bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials by Jeannine Stein @ Z271 S74 2009

Reexamining Books: Book Objects by Werner Pfeiffer at the Vassar College Libraries @ N7433.4 P49 A4 2012