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Can I Check Out the Car?

Found on BoingBoing this morning:

Someone in Portland has a homemade fake car registration sticker. I guess they needed a barcode to make it look even somewhat legit. So, they stole it from a library item! Here’s the original post with picture:

http://totebagsandfannypacks.blogspot.com/2006/03/parking-in-portland-maine.html

The bar code is: 3 1220 00777 6211

The public library I used to work at started patron numbers with a 2 and item numbers with a 3. Anybody from Portland know how their system works?

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