Each Friday, I love to share
a recent find.
Earlier this month, I picked up
a book out of a "freebie" garage sale box.
The 1954 book was a biography
about Clara Barton with wonderful illustrations.
Although the book was in really bad shape,
I thought I could salvage the detailed illustrations
for art tags and such.
I loved finding the school library card and pocket still in the back cover.
Of course, I have my own lovely memories of signing my name
to a school library's book card. After I signed my name, the school librarian
would stamp a date on the card and the back of the card's pocket.
Although I wouldn't want to go back
to this type of system at my local library,
I do miss those little cards in the back of the books.
They tell the book's story -- "Look where I've been."
Tucked inside the book were the card catalog records
for my Clara Barton biography.
They'll be great for some collage or tag art.
What have you found recently?
I'm still eagerly waiting for the day I come across a
wood library card catalog cabinet.
I doubt it will be in the "Freebie" box.