I love libraries. I really really love them.
I could spend hours and hours in a library. I have probably logged more hours than I have working.
I have even visited libraries when I've been on vacation...have you?
I came across an interesting article this week about library cards. (Click on the link and take a look at different library cards from different states. Have you ever given thought to how different each card is? Some of them are even key fobs now. The last time I renewed my library card, I was able to choose betwee 4 - 5 different designs. The librarian mentioned that patrons find them easier to locate in a bag or purse and because kids get a choice as well, it helps them remember to use it. GREAT IDEA!! Librarians, school representatives and technicians take note - Wouldn't it be great to see libraries hold a drawing contest for children and let patrons vote on a design to place on their library card??
It gets used a lot...and I also contribute in other ways...like my fines... :)
(this was me as a child...now most of my books go on the micro SD card on my phone and I just don't have the same muscle tone in my arms...)