[ISLMA-Share] To Dust Jacket or Not?

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Thu Aug 17 14:19:28 CDT 2017

I'm old fashioned, but I still find the blurb on the inside flap of the
front of the book jacket to be uber helpful in deciding if I want to read
titles. (That being said, I pitch the dust jacket for pre-school books,
assuming the same art is printed on the actual book.)

Leah Krippner
Librarian, Harlem High School
I am currently reading *All the Bright Places* by Jennifer Niven

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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