[ISLMA-Share] To Dust Jacket or Not?

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Keep the covers! We laminate ours. Kids tend to checkout books with
colorful dust jackets than books without.


Linda Zeilstra Sawyer
School Librarian
St. Francis Xavier School
808 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-0644

On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 2:08 PM, Email list for the Illinois School Library
Media Association <islma at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am starting my 2nd year going between schools in our district. The one
> I've been at for many years (middle school) always uses dust jacket covers
> for hardcover books. The other (elementary school) just tosses the jacket
> and puts spine labels, special stickers, etc (with label covers over them)
> directly on the book cover.
> Do you all still use dust jacket covers? I think they protect the books
> better, but I'm debating whether the time/cost is worth covering all these
> books, if I just replace the well-loved books as needed. I do buy Follett
> bound when available, but often I don't want to wait for popular books to
> come out in this format.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks!
> Carrie
> *Carrie DeForest*
> *National Board Certified Teacher*
> Library Media Specialist
> Roselle District 12
> cdeforest at sd12.org
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