first library card

In the summers, my siblings and I used to ride our bikes about five miles to the nearest bookmobile stop. On our first visit, we applied for library cards. That small piece of orange tag board with a tiny metal rectangle in it became the ticket to a world of learning and exploring through books. Early public library visits turned me into a life-long library patron.

And when I had kids, I started taking them along.

Today, our older son got his first library card. It has a picture drawn by a child and the word “imagine” on it. He used it to check out three books.

What do you remember about your first library card?

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4 thoughts on “first library card

  1. Lovely post, Anita! I grew up right next door to a library and not only did I lug home books in stacks, but it was the place I first had a summer job. My daughter just got her first card too, and it was an exciting day.

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