The Chicago Reader has run an article about weeding efforts underway at the Sulzer Regional Library. Concerns have been raised about the weeding of old VHS tapes, some of which cannot be obtained in DVD format. Interestingly, the "weeding" of old furniture has also become an issue:
the hand-carved, hand-painted, whimsical pieces of site-specific furniture created for the library when it opened in 1985. On this wooden furniture you could find Adam and Eve, various constellations, the four seasons, and much more—a chair featuring the Snow Queen was chosen for the Museum of Science and Industry's 1985 exhibit, 150 Years of Chicago Architecture.
Some of this furniture is "falling apart" yet other pieces remain intact. Some pieces have tags on them which may indicate they are slated for removal. The author of the piece asserted that the "staff and the public are in the dark" about what is happening and that the "CPL Brass" is acting without consulting the public. One respondent to this article summarizes a core concern: "why can't anything old be appreciated."