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Book thieves stole 70,144 books from the Brooklyn Public Library in 2012
nydailynews ^ | Jan. 30, 2014 | Reuven Blau / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Posted on 02/01/2014 3:13:46 PM PST by PROCON

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.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: books; brooklyn; brooklynlibrary; libraries; newyork; publiclibrary
They need to hire the library cop...


1 posted on 02/01/2014 3:13:46 PM PST by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Free Books to go along with the free Bammy phones.


2 posted on 02/01/2014 3:15:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: PROCON

"Hey man, don't Bundy that book."

3 posted on 02/01/2014 3:15:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: PROCON; Gamecock; Larry Lucido

“I got a flash for ya, joy-boy....”


4 posted on 02/01/2014 3:17:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: PROCON

~~~Book thieves checked out but never returned 70,144 books~~~

Were any of them “Tropic of Cancer” or “Tropic of Capricorn”?


5 posted on 02/01/2014 3:18:37 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: PROCON
That's a common occurance, especially if they have no ability to track down the thieves.......

I'm sure there's millions of $$$ in late fees that can be recovered if collection were turned over to a private collection agency....

I know, too much to ask.......

As a side note, I suspect most of those overdue items are DVD's...........

6 posted on 02/01/2014 3:23:17 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: PROCON

Mrs. De Groot: “You’re quite famous, you know. This week, we’ve had returned by mail with checks. The children are terrified and treat each book like fine china.
Mr. Bundy you’ve become the Freddy Krueger of the library system.”

“You know, Mr. Bundy I’ve worked at this library for 44 years. I was eligible for retirement three years ago. You know why I stayed?”

Al Bundy: “You learned to eat books?”


7 posted on 02/01/2014 3:23:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: PROCON

8 posted on 02/01/2014 3:24:03 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

um... so wrong!


9 posted on 02/01/2014 3:24:41 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Since this is New York, are they sure there was not a scam, making paper trials for purchases then a card reference for a non-existent book, then a checkout and no return, netting the funds sent for purchasing the book, then the tax write off for stolen books, etc?


10 posted on 02/01/2014 3:30:54 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: PROCON

At our library in an eastern suburb of Los Angeles, books about witchcraft and magic (sorcery, not prestidigitation) are among the ones most frequently going missing.


11 posted on 02/01/2014 3:31:53 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: PROCON

What do you expect? It’s Brooklyn.


12 posted on 02/01/2014 3:41:16 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: PROCON

LSAT and Bar Exams probably lead the list.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 3:49:17 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: PROCON

I returned those books, I swear. All 70 thousand of them.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 4:03:12 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: PROCON

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9tP9fI2zbE


15 posted on 02/01/2014 4:05:22 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RdtX9fwTOk


16 posted on 02/01/2014 4:11:05 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: PROCON

Gee only 70,144?


17 posted on 02/01/2014 4:17:41 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: AdaGray

They rip them off and then sell them in the street. They’re alllll over the place.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 4:18:31 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
This reminds me of a Chris Rock routine.

"Wanna keep your money safe? Hide it in a book! Why? Because (n-words) don't READ!"

So to be the racist that I am I'm going to wager that few of the perps are Amish.

Most likely whites or Asians.

19 posted on 02/01/2014 5:44:42 PM PST by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: AdaGray
What do you expect? It’s Brooklyn.

I once had a manager that grew up in Brooklyn. He got some book through the inter-library loan, and it was a valuable first edition.

He said he thought about keeping it, and just paying the replacement cost + $25 or whatever, but he said he returned the book after he was done, including telling them what they had.

20 posted on 02/01/2014 6:01:29 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: PROCON; Revolting cat!

Where’d they put them all? Look for a private library!


21 posted on 02/01/2014 7:53:08 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: GeronL

On the bright side, a least a dozen people in the New York area read!


22 posted on 02/01/2014 7:53:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: boop

LOL! That’s pretty true. I grew up in New York city and it’s unreal the illiteracy rate in that city. I remember one time I had a job where we had to take a safety class and the teacher went around the room asking each person to read a paragraph from the manual. Baaaaad mistake. Bad bad bad, I never seen so many embarrassed black men in my life. Just massive illiteracy, I mean barely able to read words with more than 4 or 5 letters and these were guys who were born and raised in Brooklyn. Pretty pathetic but that’s our Marxist run education system and how much the Marxist policies of the Democrap party has absolutely devastated the black family unit. There is not a chance in bloody hell I would ever allow my kid to be that illiterate, but it’s perfectly common in the democrap run black communities.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 7:59:40 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


24 posted on 02/01/2014 8:44:38 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Put all books on Kindle and loan out only electronic books.


25 posted on 02/01/2014 10:01:49 PM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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