1. We use this little card so much that it went from being being waaaaaay down in the bottom of my wallet to, like, right after my license and debit card.

    — a regular dad, handing over his library card to put his son’s favorite Steve Jenkins book on hold. (via tales-from-the-childrens-room)

  2. cheshirelibrary:

Um, yeah…

    cheshirelibrary:

    Um, yeah

  3. lecieltumultueux:

Starting on July 1, 2014, the San Rafael Public Library will begin offering bamboo library cards to library users. (via San Rafael Public Library - San Rafael offers first ever bamboo library cards!)

The first eco-friendly library card.

    lecieltumultueux:

    Starting on July 1, 2014, the San Rafael Public Library will begin offering bamboo library cards to library users. (via San Rafael Public Library - San Rafael offers first ever bamboo library cards!)

    The first eco-friendly library card.

  4. (Source: subtlyforyou)

  5. New Bedford, Massachusetts: “Two City Library Officials on Paid Leave in Dead Men’s Cards Case” →

    The Standard-Times reported library cards belonging to two New Bedford men — William M. Flynn and A. Penry Warr — had continued to rack up late fees and lost book charges since their deaths in 2007 and 2005, respectively.

    I’ve heard of dead men voting, but checking out library books? Really? Isn’t there a better way to steal books?

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    (Source: addtoany.com)

  6. Yowzah!

    Yowzah!

  7. Patron -inspired library cards at Hartford Public Library - their patrons submitted phrases and the geniuses at Hartford P.L. selected their favorites for their cards!

    Patron -inspired library cards at Hartford Public Library - their patrons submitted phrases and the geniuses at Hartford P.L. selected their favorites for their cards!

  8. idea-lab:

Starting tomorrow, a new National Library Card Signup Month related meme will be posted on this tumblr. Every day at the noon a new picture will be posted here for the duration of September. All different memes, all under the same hashtags (30 memes 30 days, tumbrarians, library card month). You are welcome to use them on your library pages and whatnot. They were fun to make, Tumblr makes them easy to schedule, and let the library card signups begin!I hope you enjoy them! :D
(Many thanks to my brother, Pete, for helping me refine the jokes. He’s a great writer so be sure to check him out!) 

Brilliant!

    idea-lab:

    Starting tomorrow, a new National Library Card Signup Month related meme will be posted on this tumblr. Every day at the noon a new picture will be posted here for the duration of September. All different memes, all under the same hashtags (30 memes 30 days, tumbrarians, library card month). You are welcome to use them on your library pages and whatnot. They were fun to make, Tumblr makes them easy to schedule, and let the library card signups begin!

    I hope you enjoy them! :D

    (Many thanks to my brother, Pete, for helping me refine the jokes. He’s a great writer so be sure to check him out!


    Brilliant!

  9. When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.

    — Rita Mae Brown (via chelseyphilpot)

  10. iworkatapubliclibrary:

In the suggestion box.

    iworkatapubliclibrary:

    In the suggestion box.

  11. Traugher’s decision, part of a two-hour hearing, came after a legal challenge filed by the city arguing that the library cards met the criteria under a revised state voter law. As of Jan. 1, a photo ID card issued by a state or federal institution is required as proof of identity before a ballot can be cast – a driver’s license being the most likely option. Attorneys for the state told Traugher the city lacked legal authority to issue valid picture IDs for voters, according to media reports.

    A lawsuit had been expected almost from the first day – July 5 – the new library card initiative was rolled out in Memphis. The city’s library system, Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton, Jr. said, is the very embodiment of a state institution. So there was no doubt the cards fit the requirements set down in the state law.

    — 

    Bob Warburton, “Judge: Library Memphis Cards Aren’t Photo ID”, Library Journal.

    This seems utterly ridiculous - not everyone has a driver’s license, and this could be the only form of state-issued photo ID that they have (because, yes! Public libraries are, in fact, a government institution). This is denying public libraries their place in government. When people sign up for a library card, they have to bring proof of who they are, so why shouldn’t a photo ID library card be proof of who they are as well? This ruling seems to invalidate not just library users, but libraries themselves.

    (via nocureforcuriosity)

  12. SOMEONE ASKS IF THEY NEED A LIBRARY CARD TO CHECK BOOKS OUT

    librarianproblems:

    I am reblogging this for Latrice Royal.

  13. calimae:

11. Roam a library.
You never know which book, author, or topic will speak to you from the shelves. You might just find what you didn’t even know you were looking for.
From Forbes: 20 Ways to Find Your Calling

This seems like a pretty solid chart.

    calimae:

    11. Roam a library.

    You never know which book, author, or topic will speak to you from the shelves. You might just find what you didn’t even know you were looking for.

    From Forbes: 20 Ways to Find Your Calling

    This seems like a pretty solid chart.