From: RHU Facebook
One thing a lot of people don't get is that the library is not the TARDIS nor the Weasley's car - in other words, we're not bigger on the inside. So every year or two we have to weed. Getting rid of damaged items or things that haven't circulated in a long time. I made up my mind to go through all the Cliff Notes today because otherwise I'd easily lose my place.
And I found some surprises (see photos) -
And that's only four of them. I'd say there must've been somewhere between 40 to 50 of the ones I put up as suggestions for weeding that had writing, water damage, or coffee damage to them.
Why don't people get that when you write in or otherwise destroy library property you'd damaging public property? This is the same as if you went out and tagged a public park. Because there's no way to tell when this happened there's no going back and charging the person who damaged the item with the cost. So this eventually will come out of tax payer dollars to replace. Great going, humans.
--Singing Library Clerk