Perhaps that's the issue. Though thrift shops can be a good place to search for these kinds of items, the best bet is going to a local reuse centre of ecycling facility or getting connected to local tape groups.
My experience is that smaller community pawn shops are more likely to have recorded television than chains, and thrift shops are the exact same case.
How exactly would I be able to get into a recycling facility, or find a local tape group.
Ecycling facilities tend to be more open than regular recycling facilities. I'd search Google for local ones and call to see if they usually get tapes in.
I may have discovered something interesting. "My Special Book" was produced in 1998, but I don't think it actually premiered until sometime in Late 1999 or Early 2000. Remember, in that "YTV Ramps Up" article, it was from August 1998, it didn't necessarily say it was airing. It's possible it got delayed. I found this article that mentions YTV Jr. and only mentions the other 4 featured interstitial preschool shows from that post "Pet Squad", "Little Big Kid" (which I think would be awesome to start a thread on, since it's 100% lost, without even a picture), "The Fuzzpaws" and "Nanalan'". The article in question is from December 1998, so these shows were already on the air. See for yourself. playbackonline.ca/1998/11/02/23634-19981102/
I also found the YTV Jr. website from February 1998. It doesn't mention "My Special Book", but it does mention the other shows from the time, which include: - Blue's Clues - Bananas in Pyjamas - PJ Katie's Farm - The Big Comfy Couch - Once Upon a Hamster - The Fuzzpaws - Little Big Kid - Pet Squad - Nanalan'
I also know that bare-bones "My Special Book" page that @binzhou5 (I believe it was him) found was from around the same time as that YTV Jr. guide we found at the beginning of the search, which was in Mid 2000.
I can't really confirm anything I just said though, since YTV and Treehouse logs start in February 2000, and are in .arc format until September 2000. Also, I wasn't even alive at this point (I wasn't born until July 2001, and I didn't really start watching TV until Summer 2002).
What do you guys think about this.
It turns out this statement I made is not true, as there is no mention of all the other YTV Jr. interstitials in the guide either, even though they did air at the time. The fact that it premiered on May 2000 is false. You might wanna change the LMW page for the show to remove that issue.
The show was made by YTV Productions Inc. which is shown on there to be 100% owned by Corus. If Corus has a section in their archives for programming made under that name it would most likely be there.