Family photos to bacon bookmarks “Library workers share unusual finds

South Milwaukee Public Library, 1907 Tenth Avenue, once placed in the back of her book.

A receipt, slip of paper, and even an precise bookmark is often used to mark a spot in a guide.

How about a whole lot of {dollars}? Rolled cheese? Do you fill out tax types? Actual bacon?


These are only a few of the extra uncommon issues I’ve discovered on cabinets in bookstores throughout southeastern Wisconsin in returned or donated books.

Karen Grochowski was the one sorting by means of the guide donations and in addition labored on the proceeds at Franklin Public Library9151 W. Loomis Road. She lately retired after 18 years within the library and nonetheless has many issues she’s present in books over time.

“I feel it simply offers sort of an attention-grabbing glimpse into the lives our books lead, the place they have been, that sort of factor,” Gruchowski mentioned.