E is for the Edmonton Public Library, where I spent every Saturday as a girl, and most Saturdays through high school. This was my first bar-coded library card from EPL, and my name have even been printed by a computer. The Edmonton Public Library celebrates its 100 Anniversary in 2013.
This girl isn’t me, but very well could’ve been in the year of 1975, at the Capilano Branch summer reading club, with a rainbow of books. I received my first library card at this branch, on manilla cardstock with rounded corners, with my name imprinted by a manual typewriter. [Edited to add that this link no longer works, and so far I haven’t been able to track down these archival photos of the Edmonton Public Library].
I found an image of another rainbow, like a colorful barcode, at the downtown branch of the Edmonton Public Library.
More images at my A to Z Challenge Pinterest Board.
I love libraries! I remember my first library card with rounded corners too, except mine was in a small Northern Ontario town.
I almost missed the leave a comment link.
But that’s a cute history of your library cards. Too bad you didn’t have a copy of your first one! 🙂
I have all my old library cards except the first one!
What a lovely library. Your writing and photos transported me there… I could almost smell the books! Good luck on the rest of your A-Z challenge!
I love the colors coming through those panes in that last photo! The library…I need to start spending time there again.
I used to love going to the library. I would go every week as a child and deliberate over the choices; only two books allowed then. As an adult I borrowed about 6 books (fiction and non-fiction) every fortnight but, with google and my kindle, I am afraid I only use the library every month when I attend a writing group. Unfortunately, some of the smaller ones are closing down and others are being taken over and run by local people.
I would have had an awful time choosing only 2 books!
I love the color bar code! Singapore has one of the best libraries in the world, I think, and I’m a regular visitor 🙂
I’m glad you have a great library!
Wow, that walkway with the rainbow lights is amazing. Did that inspire you and your work now???
I didn’t get to see this except in photos – I think it was after I moved away. But just knowing it’s there is awesome.