The little things found in library books and left around the library often give me pause. I can't help but wonder who created them and why. I think about where these people might be now, and wonder if they ever noticed they had lost the object I had found. So many stories can be invented to explain these tiny glimpses into someone's life.
I've collected quite a few things from staff around the library system, and thought it might be fun to share them with you, bit by bit over time.
So, to start, here is a small selection of items found in the Oakland Public Library by library staff members. Most were found in books, but some were just left behind in the library. All of them could tell quite a story. More to come!
(This is my personal favorite. Poor CJ!)