Welcome to today’s edition of the A to Z Blog Challenge featuring Library Love. I must admit, I had a hard time coming up with a library something featuring the letter X.
Then, I remembered that “X marks the spot” for Indiana Jones in the Library of Alexandria. (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
Do you remember card catalogs? I certainly do. I set out to find one so that I could look in the X drawer. I called numerous libraries and historical museums to no avail. There must be one somewhere and when I find it, I’ll let you know.
But, I did some digging and found an entry with a Library of Congress catalog number. This isn’t a book I’d enjoy reading but at least it starts with the letter X.
I did some more searching in the Library of Congress holdings and found this music for the Xylophone Polka:
So that’s it for X but it does prove that you can always find something at the library.
Do you know where I might be able to find a card catalog still containing the cards?