Mar 14, 2024 - News

St. Paul's "laser loon" library card proves popular

St Paul Library card with a loon with red laser eyes and the word READ

The laser loon design. Image courtesy of St. Paul Public Library

St. Paulites are loony for the city's new "laser loon" library cards.

By the numbers: The St. Paul Public Library system has created 1,736 new library accounts since launching the design a month ago, a spokesperson told Axios.

  • That's a 72% increase over the same timeframe in 2023.

Catch up fast: The limited-edition cards — inspired by a passed-over state flag design — "sold out" in the days following their Feb. 13 debut, prompting the library to print another run.

Get loony: New patrons can snag the design for free at roughly a dozen locations.

  • Stickers are available for current patrons to add to their card.
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