Let me explain the other joke for the younger audience: the Eye-Pod XS(tm) wants a library card because libraries have books and newspapers. Crazy, right?
Ironically just last night I was watching 'The Grinch' and wondered how many people nowadays understood 'the camera' scene where he rips all the film out of the camera. (How many even have seen/touched/used film nowadays? I used to actually be able to develop and print E6 / slides!!!)