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September 08, 2003

Got My Library Card

Over the weekend, we also stopped by the library. What a brilliant idea - not only do you get a full-sized card, but you also get a smaller card that you can put on your keychain. I don't know how many libraries are doing this around the country, but this ought to be done everywhere. In terms of ease, usability, of putting people in mind of the library more often - you always have your keys with you, so why not your library card? They even list the number you can call to renew the books you've checked out. And yes, I've already checked out four books, including the one I'm supposed to read for the book group I've joined - A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.

I also applied as a volunteer, so I can at least do something in the field while looking for work. I'm going to be meeting a former colleague from my law firm days - she was head of the library when I worked at the firm, and she's more than willing to be a mentor, thank goodness. Hopefully I will find something I am both happy with and can make a significant contribution to. Plus, getting paid again would be awfully nice.

Yours, &c., LC | 11:47 AM | Librariana | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

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I think that credit card companies are starting to do the same thing -- issuing cards that are small enough to put on your key chain.

Of course, that makes losing your keys extra traumatic...

Posted by: Frankenstein at September 9, 2003 11:48 AM

Yeah, I definitely won't be putting credit cards on my keychain. That's just asking for trouble.

Posted by: LadyCrumpet at September 9, 2003 02:11 PM

I'm still waiting to receive the Mark of the Beast on my forehead as soon as it becomes necessary for basic transactions. That would really put some extra sting in losing your head.

Posted by: Scott at September 9, 2003 03:53 PM

I love that idea for the library card! I'm always losing mine or forgetting to bring it with me to the library. A Fine Balance is a lovely book; you'll have a hard time putting it down. It's worth staying up all night to finish.

Posted by: deb at September 11, 2003 06:56 PM