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Card Catalog Storage – Pic of the Week

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about my hometown library, the Albright Memorial Library, in Scranton, Pennsylvania and its participation in the Federal Depository Library Program.  As described in the post, I have a card catalog from the library in our home.


Card Catalog from the Albright Memorial Library. Manufactured by The Library Bureau.


My colleague, Elizabeth Moore, stopped by my office last week to ask whether I used the card catalog for storage. She also has a card catalog in her home, purchased years ago from her former employer, Loyola University New Orleans Law Library. Elizabeth uses her catalog for CD storage, while I use mine for storing Christmas ornaments.

Card Catalog now = Ornament Storage

So, we are curious, what do you store in your at-home card catalogs?  For some ideas, take a look on Pinterest.

Comments (6)

  1. Nice!

  2. I don’t have one but I am terribly envious of yours :o)

  3. Everything in the house that we could never find, A-Z! Cat paraphernalia, tools, tape, pencils, picture hangers, measuring tapes, glue, scissors … couldn’t live without it.

  4. How do you keep the kids out of those drawers!!!

  5. Thanks for your comments. As for the boys messing with the drawers, our first project after moving it in was to anchor it to the wall. Surprisingly, our boys are not interested in what is in the drawers as much as using them to store their own goods. There are a few empty drawers near the bottom of the cabinet and the contents in them change often between Star Wars figures and Matchbox cars.

  6. I love this so so much. I love the way that they have different options on what to do with the card catalogue drawers. Great ! Thankyou Allyson and Alice

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