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With only 120 libraries reporting we have statistically insignificant
results so far.  But...

What is beginning to emerge is k-7 libraries are generally a lot newer
than any library that serves secondary students.

I'm finding - the k-7 collections are averaging about 14 years old,
which to my mind really is in the ballpark for the ideal age when you
look at the overall age.  The classics here, Dr. Seuss et al., and the
398's will help keep the average age slighting higher.

Any collection that serves 9-12 is older!  Average age right now is 19
years, if you include the jr. highs and any k-12 or combination there
of, the average is dropping to about 16 or 17 years old.  But this just
seems logical to me, the 800's and the literature needs to include the
classics which will always make these collections older.  

There is still time to send in your numbers!


R. Jean Gustafson
Selah Jr. High
Selah, WA 98942 

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