What is a Card Catalog? Kids Today Don't Know

In their recent article, “100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About ,”  Wired magazine has a list of technologies that adults grew up with that today’s kids may never experience. The list includes everything from audio-visual entertainment (VHS tapes and 8 tracks) to computers, gadgets, and everything else. The list includes several things library related. Do you remember these?  I've made a couple of my own comments in brackets below.

  • Card CatalogFinding books in a card catalog at the library
  • Libraries as a place to get books rather than a place to use the Internet [We're still a great place to get books, movies, audio books, and music]
  • A physical dictionary (either or spelling or definitions)
  • Finding out information from an Encyclopedia
  • Phone books and Yellow Pages