The librarians at Oakland (Calif.) Public Library have collected the treasures they’ve found in books over the years and digitized them to create the “Found in a Library Book” project. The ephemera includes drawings ranging from crude to intricate, photos, homemade bookmarks, maps, personal letters, odd lists, and more. It’s all endlessly fascinating and incredibly bingeworthy.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Do you recognize any of these lost materials? Explore the whole collection now. And if you're interested in learning more about preservation efforts at libraries, be sure to mark your calendar for Preservation Week 2023!