I went to the library today to get some books for Zack, and as I stood there with my stack of over-sized picture books, remembered my days as a kid and how much I loooooved the library.
You know what I miss?
The heavy KERCHUNK when the librarian slid the card into the machine. A very satisfying sound. Slide the paper library card with the little metal plate in and start firing away, one check-out slip at a time.
The beep of a scanner just isn't the same.