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R.I.P. Richard Matheson – Legendary Writer

Legendary science fiction and horror author, Richard Matheson, died last Sunday at the age of 87.  Best known for his novel, I am Legend, which was adapted for the screen three times, Matheson was much more than a one-trick pony.  Not only were five more of his novels adapted for the big screen but he also wrote many episodes of the acclaimed television series, The Twilight Zone, among others TV series,  and wrote numerous short stories, including Duel.  You might remember Duel as being the first film that a young Steven Spielberg directed.  And the screenplay was written by none other than, you guessed it, Richard Matheson.  He also wrote many other critically acclaimed feature film screenplays such as The Raven, which starred a young Jack Nicholson.

Richard Matheson, the science fiction and horror author, has died aged 87

Matheson was a huge influence on contemporary writers such as Stephen King and Anne Rice, and film directors such as Steven Spielberg and Edgar Wright.  You can find many of Matheson’s works here at the Buena Park Library District, including some of his film adaptations.

Richard Matheson, you will be greatly missed.

Evolution of BPLDs Library Cards – Part 3 (Newbie Card Edition)

Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it?  I’m proud to announce our (semi) new Adult and Children’s Library cards.  Designed by our employee, Tony, both of these beauties came out last fall.

  • 2012 – Present

“Rays of sunshine card”


The adults get a new library card that really stands out with its contrasting colors of bright orange and shades of blue.  Our library name stands out in bold white which compliments our lovely logo design.  But it’s those darn catchy colors that always grabs my attention.  Where else can you find a library card where it looks like the sun’s rays are are peaking through a person improving their well-being by reading?  Here!  That’s where!  And because of that, I hope we keep this card for a long time.

  • 2012 – Present

“The blue maze card”


I was going to call this the “blue card” but the new adult card actually replaced old blue, so bear with me in calling the new children’s card, “the blue maze card.”  Creative and catchy, huh?  Like with all libraries, it’s a matter of giving the community what they want and our library doesn’t stop at just library materials; we’ll go as far as library cards!  And if you remember our “purple card” that was under so much demand that we simply ran out, we decided to keep the identical design but switch the color to a more soothing, universal blue.  With a maze-like design that consists of cool shades of blue and white, our library’s name is cleverly placed under our logo design that just has kids begging to use their “blue maze card” to check out fantastic library materials.

Which one’s your favorite?