Library cards project

Last year for Christmas, my brother Joey got me this amazing personal library kit (per my request):

It only came with 20 cards and sleeves, so instead of putting cards in all my books…

I just put cards in the books and movies that I lent out so I could keep track of them. But I knew the day would come when I would run out. I knew I didn’t want to pay for a refill kit. And I knew it probably wouldn’t be anywhere NEAR Christmas or my birthday.

So I did what I normally do when I have a problem: solve that sonofbitch like a boss and made my own.

They have three parts.  1. The back part, where I can fill in when the book/movie is returned (so I think this part is supposed to be the due date, but I haven’t ever used it for that. This isn’t a city library! Just return it eventually). 2. The front of the sleeve with my name plastered on it and 3. The card itself, where I can fill in the title/author, who borrowed it, and when. The only thing I’m missing is two-sided tape, but I’ll probably grab that later today.

Now every book can have a card! I know, I know. Dream come true.

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2 Responses to “Library cards project”


  1. 1 Katelynn Scott July 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    that WOULD be a dream come true! I loan out a lot of books all school year to punk kids who never bring them back. I’m sure if I plastered something all over the inside, that would motivated them to return them. Um… oh wait, I write my name all over the book itself. *sigh* Oh well. ;o )

    • 2 TheTragicWhale July 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Those punk kids! After a year I ask for my books back, but usually people don’t hold on to them for that long. Hopefully the kids are keeping them because they love the books and you’ve inspired them to read!


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