Animal Lending Library (Aug, 1953)
Animal Lending Library
KIDS today get all the breaks. Now they’ve even got a lending library in Sacramento, Calif., where Junior can borrow almost anything from a snake to a skunk (deodorized, natch) for a temporary playmate.
At this novel pet-dispenser, instead of taking home a book of stories about Reddy the Fox or Hoppy the Rabbit, boys and girls can borrow the real thing. Only stipulation is that the kids must be at least seven years old and must guarantee to give the pet first-class care and affection.
The library only stocks “light” reading matter, though. No elephants, for instance.