From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Hundreds of books and periodicals are being removed from shelves at the Atlanta-Fulton Central Library downtown. The items are going as part of a $3.1 million renovation of the library that calls for adding materials and computers, according to library officials.
Some folks, however, are angry at the change. They say the removal is butchery of the library\’s collection by a tyrannical administration . . .
The transformation is painfully obvious, said former librarian Lynne Pickens, who was shocked to discover hundreds of books gone from the children\’s section she managed for three decades before retiring 18 months ago. \”Those books are gone. There\’s nothing that can be done. The children\’s department has been decimated,\” said Pickens, who remembers having about 60,000 books during her tenure . . .