Sender: Inglewood Public Library <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Children's library cards?
When I was at a Los Angeles Public Library branch, we held cards for
children (and some adults). Groups of children's cards, filed by
teacher's name, were held when the teacher brought his/her class to the
library. At the mass checkout time, we could pull the class envelope.
Some children did bring their own cards. The biggest problem was that
(at the time) LAPL issued temporary cards when people first registered
(a procedure no longer in force, I believe), and we had to remind the
students to bring their permanent cards with them.
If you have a lot of people wanting to leave cards, it could be a
problem. The filing order needs to be checked frequently.
At Inglewood, although I think class card files may be kept in our
children's area, we can also confirm a card number online if someone
simply has forgotten their card. (We do ask for ID, however.)
Inglewood Public Library
101 West Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90301
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