The Evolution of Library Cards

This is the story of how far the library card has come since it rose out of the primordial ooze!

From its simple origins as a wallet Trilobite the humble library card shed its plastic exoskeleton and the dominant 'laminate' gene took over.

Many eons later, plastic's magnetism asserted its superiority and the laminate was almost thrust into extinction.

However, the reign of the house of green was destined to fall under the rule of the orange as it could no longer compete with pixel card's grasp of technology.

In the golden age of the orange pixel plastic library card the future looks bright (unless of course the microchip mutations take hold!)

Isn't it great to see how far we've come! Thank you to the person who anonymously donated our oldest specimen!

P.S. The pink background in this photo is one of the beautiful library bags we sell to raise money for The Royal Childrens' Hospital - grab one next time you visit.

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