Date Due

Chicago Public Library - Date DueAt the beginning of the year the Chicago Public Library switched from stamped date due cards in each book you check out, to a printed receipt that lists every book you checked out with their due dates. The libraries were even giving away a magnet with a properly-sized hole so you could stick the receipt to your fridge and hopefully remember to get your books back on time. (It was a “while supplies last” dealie — your branch may have some left.)

I mention this to a) keep you up to date on the goings-on at your library and b) if you’re into Chicago ephemera, now is the time to ask your librarian for a few date due cards, because thousands are going into the trash.

(Thanks to tinyluckygenius for reminding me to grab some cards.)

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