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I’ve been trying to be better about keeping track of important dates that might pertain to the library (I made a <em>Pinterest</em> board for it and that’s massively helped me). So I was very aware that September is <em>National Library Card Sign-up Month</em>. However, I hadn’t made any real plans to promote it since I thought I’d have time, and then I was unexpectedly away from work for two weeks. Eep! So by the time I got back, my boss had posted information about this month online, and reminded staff to talk it up. I was going to let it go, but then I saw this awesome library campaign: <a href=”http://pinalbookclub.wordpress.com/benefits-of-library-cards/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Benefits of a Library Card</a>. I mean, that’s just beyond crazy-awesome.
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I really <em>do</em> hope to do something in the future as classy as what <em>Pinal County Library District</em> did, but my mind tends to lean towards the sillier side of things. And thus <em>Re”meme”ber That It’s National Library Card Sign-up Month</em> was born. I hope that in the future I can post a meme to our social media sites for every day in September, but until next year I’ll be happy with half-a-month.
And as luck would have it, I was looking up who had done the amazing <em>Penguin Classics </em>campaign<em> </em>to link them to this blog when I stumbled across Andy Woodworth’s blog <em><a href=”http://agnosticmaybe.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/national-badass-library-card-sign-up-month-reloaded/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Agnostic Maybe</a> </em>where he had declared it <em>National Badass Library Card Month. </em>He also was adding fantastic memes and other things to <a href=”http://idea-lab.tumblr.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>his <em>Tumblr</em></a> for every day in September. I knew that my idea likely wasn’t original, but this still took a little bit of the wind outta my sails. However, I’m choosing to look at it like <em>great minds think alike </em>(Wait. He beat me to a Nyan-library card cat – and his is <em>animated?! </em>GAH! I mean, good for him!) and I’ll definitely follow what he’s up to. After all, in writing this post, I was hoping to share these with the library world at large so that others could use them – so maybe I’ll end up on <em>Idea Lab. </em>That’d truly be crazy-cool.<em>
So there’s all that. Now onto the images! Again, please feel free to copy/paste them, use them, adjust them for your needs, and just have fun with them.
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<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/awesome-awkward-library.jpg”><img class=”alignnone wp-image-769″ title=”I still plan on doing a Socially Awkward Penguin one.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/awesome-awkward-library.jpg” alt=”” width=”576″ height=”577″></a>
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<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/y-u-no-library.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-771″ title=”To the point. I like it.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/y-u-no-library.jpg” alt=”” width=”498″ height=”374″></a><a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/libehry-berks.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-772″ title=”One of my all-time favorite memes.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/libehry-berks.jpg” alt=”” width=”402″ height=”604″></a><a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/nyan-library.jpg”><img class=”alignnone wp-image-773″ title=”If you blink your eyes a lot it sort of looks like it’s animated…” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/nyan-library.jpg” alt=”” width=”584″ height=”404″></a><a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/library-success-kid.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-774″ title=”Yes, our library has an age limit on when kids can get library cards. It makes for some very memorable celebrations when kids come in and are SO excited to get a card.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/library-success-kid.jpg” alt=”” width=”500″ height=”500″><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-1402″ title=”Using the power of Ryan Gosling to "hey girl" people into the library to get a library card.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hey-girl-library-card1.jpg” alt=”A "Hey girl" Ryan Gosling meme for National Library Card Sign-up Month. To-the-point and gorgeous.” width=”337″ height=”449″></a><a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/happycatcard.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-776″ title=”Classic” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/happycatcard.jpg” alt=”” width=”273″ height=”398″></a><a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/alienlibrary1.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-779″ title=”Yeah – I went a little bizarre with this one. Bizarre is as bizarre does.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/alienlibrary1.jpg” alt=”” width=”484″ height=”484″></a><a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/library-moonmoon.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-778″ title=”I LOVE MOON MOON!” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/library-moonmoon.jpg” alt=”” width=”500″ height=”380″></a> And that’s it for now! I do plan on adding more as I make them (because I still have a lot in mind), but I definitely have enough for the rest of September. And I think I really need to start using <a href=”http://hafuboti.tumblr.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>my <em>Tumblr</em> account</a> (which I did – I <em>did</em> finally start to use <em>Tumblr </em>- using the unexpected name<em> Hafuboti. </em>It only took me about a year to do so).