A Belcastro Agency graphic posted to Facebook by The Goodwill Librarian
The latest from the Department of Admirable Innovations (Public Library Division): converting from plastic library cards to cards made out of bamboo. Details.
I hope this idea catches on…but I also hope these cards are flexible enough for carrying around in one’s wallet.
Prediction: a library system finds a vendor who makes library cards out of hemp.
Some readers’ suggested additional categories:
- NEVER KNEW I HAD THIS BOOK
- BORROWED FROM FRED
- BORROWED FROM FORGOT WHO
- UNRETURNED LIBRARY BOOKS
- AUNT DIANA’S BOOK ON CHEMISTRY
- THE THIRD VOLUME OF A LOST SERIES
- PAID TOO MUCH FOR IT IN COLLEGE, BOOKSTORE WOULDN’T BUY IT BACK, AND FOR THE PRICE I PAID IT WILL SIT ON THIS SHELF TIL I DIE
- READ IT AS A KID, HOPING MY KIDS WILL WANT TO READ IT SOMEDAY
- KNOW I’M SUPPOSED TO READ, BUT CAN’T GET MOTIVATED
Re-posted to Facebook by (among others) Atlanta-based retired librarian Karen Skellie
Attention all you New York City residents (or bibliophiles bound any time soon for New York City): Atlas Obscura has posted a list (with photos) of some of New York City’s less well-known libraries.
Some of them are available to the Great Unwashed Public (via day passes), others are available only to members.
Found via a Facebook posting by librarian Leslie Kahn