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What happens to things left in a returned book? This librarian had an idea

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An ornate pencil drawing of a dragon; a floral postcard congratulating a 40th birthday, never mailed; a silver crochet hook.

All of these items share a connection: They were left behind in books returned to the Oakland Public Library.

Librarian Sharon McKellar collects the found artifacts and posts them on the library’s website in a collection titled “Found in a Library Book.”

Washington Post: Take a page from this bookish traveler: Visit the local library

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I just finished reading Daphne du Maurier’s suspense thriller “Not After Midnight,” sipping Cretan wine on the balcony of the Airbnb I booked for a five-night stay in Agios Nikolaos, on the Greek island of Crete.

The read is a result of a travel enhancement I stumbled into many years ago. I had some free time in a rural administrative capital in a mountain region and it was raining — the bane of the lone traveler. A traffic sign announced something I could make out, “Bibliotheca,” which I guessed could be the local library.

Here's how one Maine library is making the most of Library Card Signup Month

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” September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. It’s a time when the Rockland Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to encourage everyone to sign up “for the most important card of all” —a library card—at their local public library.”

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Even without fines, Bozeman Public Library still had some patrons with materials outstanding after the library’s internal notice processes. That is where Fine Free Gentle Nudge from Unique came in.

From the library

“Having Unique Management as a partner to recover our
long overdue Library materials is not only effective but reassures
our community that we’re holding people responsible for ultimately
returning the Library materials”

Susan Gregory, Director, Bozeman Public Library

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