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    If you’re old enough, you might recall how libraries used to have card catalogs. This was back before you could look stuff up on the computer – back when all the information about a book was on little 3×5 cards. Now that the catalog is on computers, the cabinets that used to hold those cards aren’t much use anymore.
Rather than throw the old cabinets away, one middle school librarian has figured out a new use for them. She’s using them to store her library’s eReader collection. It turns out that the drawers were just the right size for most of the common eReaders. All the case needed was a few holes drilled in the back, and then running some power cables.
What a juxtaposition! I remember when my town’s small library had these card catalogs. They were so complicated! But I loved learning how to use the system. The library threw out the cabinets a few years after I learned how to use them, and I remember at the time wishing that I could’ve kept them myself and used them for something. At the time, geeky 7-year-old me had my own “private library” in my bedroom, complete with a handwritten catalog, rubber stamps for book checkouts, and change jar for fines when my parents had overdue books. /nerdy

    If you’re old enough, you might recall how libraries used to have card catalogs. This was back before you could look stuff up on the computer – back when all the information about a book was on little 3×5 cards. Now that the catalog is on computers, the cabinets that used to hold those cards aren’t much use anymore.

    Rather than throw the old cabinets away, one middle school librarian has figured out a new use for them. She’s using them to store her library’s eReader collection. It turns out that the drawers were just the right size for most of the common eReaders. All the case needed was a few holes drilled in the back, and then running some power cables.

    What a juxtaposition! I remember when my town’s small library had these card catalogs. They were so complicated! But I loved learning how to use the system. The library threw out the cabinets a few years after I learned how to use them, and I remember at the time wishing that I could’ve kept them myself and used them for something. At the time, geeky 7-year-old me had my own “private library” in my bedroom, complete with a handwritten catalog, rubber stamps for book checkouts, and change jar for fines when my parents had overdue books. /nerdy

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      I would love a personal library with a card catalog. OMG.
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      This makes me so sad and giddy at the same time.
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