Date Due


January 4

We went to a library today that still does this.

The little piece of paper started a conversation with my girls about checking out books when I was a kid.

“How did you renew a book?”

“I took the book back to the library to renew it.”


This got me feeling nostalgic, but don’t get me wrong – I love how easy it is to request and renew books on my computer. I don’t miss the big desks that the librarians used to sit behind. There is just one thing I miss: the cards with the date due and the name of the person checking it out. I loved looking at the list of people who had checked out the book I was now holding in my hands.