No, I didn’t find a diamond ring in a returned book at the library, but someone else did! Can you imagine waking up one morning and not being able to remember where you put your ring? How embarrassing.
Checking in books for hours at time must be mind numbing work. I’ve never worked in that part of a library, but I would think finding the occasional “bookmark” made the job more interesting. I’m sure the people I worked with at the library found their fair share of unusual items left in books.
But others have found all sorts of unusual items presumably used as bookmarks: a strip of bacon, a condom (unused!), an 1879 marriage certificate, a golf scorecard signed by Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, and even a $100 bill.
Check out this article to discover what other items have been left behind in books!
Getting kids to read can be a difficult prospect for some parents. When I worked at the library, we always offered a summer reading program to encourage kids to keep reading over the summer break. We asked them to set a daily goal, based on time, and they could win small prizes for doing so. I think these would have been a great prize!
They are a bit pricey at $8.95 each, but they do come with a battery!