Public Libraries Around Denver Putting Stock in Cannabis Collections

“If it meets our collection development policy and is relevant to our community, then we consider it,” says Anythink collection buyer Jennifer Hendzlik. “We saw a need for factual information for locals and librarians.” Hendzlik and her fellow Anythink buyer, Aaron Bock, haven’t just been developing cannabis collections for library visitors, they’ve also taught fellow librarians how to approach cannabis education and literature.

The Anythink marijuana collection has over 100 printed books to browse.

In a series of sessions with the Public Library Association‘s Colorado and national chapters, the team has taught colleagues which growing guides, cookbooks, historical recollections, fiction and more to put on their shelves. And Hendzlik and Bock didn’t stop there: They brought in oregano and rolling papers to teach attendees how to roll a joint, and Hendzlik shared her favorite book and bud pairings, a list of books

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