Library worker finds hundreds of library DVDs at thrift store

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

DVDs for sale at a Riviera Beach thrift store caught the eye of a shopper who noticed some of them bore stickers identifying them as property of the Palm Beach County Public Library System.
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the katz meow

Boca Raton, FL

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Jun 26, 2009
 
book 'em danno
Lesculie

United States

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Jun 26, 2009
 
Libraries should be closed. In the internet age they are white elephants that suck money into a black hole. Let's be done with them.
Indy

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Jun 26, 2009
 
Lesculie wrote:
Libraries should be closed. In the internet age they are white elephants that suck money into a black hole. Let's be done with them.
No way ... libraries are still needed, now more than ever.

It's one of the few things, imho, that the government does right.
Dewey

Boca Raton, FL

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Jun 26, 2009
 
Lesculie wrote:
Libraries should be closed. In the internet age they are white elephants that suck money into a black hole. Let's be done with them.
You obviously haven't stepped into a library since grade school, because they are busier than ever now. Yes, people still read books once they finish with school - imaginie that!
MikeP

Hialeah, FL

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Jun 26, 2009
 
If closed, where else will poor people go to find their online porn? lol It would be amusing if the DVD's turned out to be old stock sold by the library.
woody hayes

San Antonio, TX

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Jun 26, 2009
 
Only the county would pay $22 for a dvd. Morons.
DonteNCedric

Monticello, FL

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#7
Jun 26, 2009
 
stealing from the library - a community worthwhile place - a place where many immigrants LOVED because they could EDUCATE THEMSELVES - now look at these scum suckers now...they'd sell the sisters for dope!
antibarby

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Jun 26, 2009
 
i think this is the point in time and space when crackheads and flat footed librarians need to tangle.............
antibarby

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Jun 26, 2009
 
ok , let me elaborate, everyone with more than 12 natural teeth KNOWS google beats library, fact is librarys arent about books as much as they are places to hire day laborers, the obvious aside, if i was a librarian i would get tough and be stealthy like a ninja, because after a few months , your resume makes you a high paid mercenary in overseas missions., i would have said cop, but those guys pry get paid less than librarians..i know most public workers must feel like the last ones defending rome against barbarians in the new age..........you are........
yeagators

Jupiter, FL

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Jun 27, 2009
 
Who pays $22.50 for a DVD???
Craig Brand

San Josť, Costa Rica

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Jun 27, 2009
 
Everything happens for a reason
Nothing New

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Jun 27, 2009
 
The internet is great for superficial information on a topic, but if you want to really learn about something - pick up a book. Also what about fiction??? Not every book gets turned into a movie.
name

Pompano Beach, FL

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Jun 27, 2009
 
they gave the address of the thrift store,meanwhile they won't release the name of the thrift store. awesome job guys
Olga

Port Saint Lucie, FL

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Jun 27, 2009
 
Lesculie wrote:
Libraries should be closed. In the internet age they are white elephants that suck money into a black hole. Let's be done with them.
You are completely uninformed...reading is essential and the digital world has not even scratched the surface of what is available to read in book form.
The Seeker

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Jun 27, 2009
 
Ah ha supervised release, In other words she ratted him out big time.
MikeP

Hialeah, FL

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Jun 27, 2009
 
yeagators wrote:
Who pays $22.50 for a DVD???
Not that I would suggest $22 was fair... But technically libraries are not supposed just buy some movie from walmart to allow for check out. That violates distribution rights. You can't even show a Walmart Disney movie in a classroom without risk of getting sued. So to not have to fight the movie industry... our tax dollars pay more for movies. Yes it is nuts!
MikeP

Hialeah, FL

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Jun 27, 2009
 
"This DVD is licensed for home and private use only. Use in public settings, universities, colleges, schools, public libraries or by any government agency is strictly prohibited."

Check out the MPAA dot org. The guys that say you aren't buying a movie.. just the license to watch it within certain parameters.
Paco

Webster, FL

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#18
Jun 27, 2009
 
woody hayes wrote:
Only the county would pay $22 for a dvd. Morons.
I work for gov't and love what I do but completely agree with your statement. Unfornately the policies we must comply with are set by the politicians. I could cut my budget by 20% by using common sense and competitively shop at Wal-Mart or others but we are not allowed unless we go through a lengthly (painfull) process. Please remember, some of us actually realize we work for the taxpayer and more importantly try to be prudent with your money (also acknowledge some don't).

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