Submitter: In an academic library, I rarely have the opportunity to weed something worthy of inclusion here. But today a colleague found this interesting little gem, that isn’t so much an awful library book as simply further evidence that you never know what might be hiding in your stacks. Here, stealthily (is that a word?) hidden in our collection was a book that had been previously weeded from a school library: disguising a geocaching cache! I’ve scanned the homemade cover, the lovingly created MeSH call number as well as the interior of the book hiding the cache and instructions. This has been hidden in our stacks for over 2 years, and over 30 people have recorded their presence!
Holly: This is a neat, fun idea! My first worry was that they defaced a library book to create the cache, but thankfully, it was previously weeded. Did you leave it or remove it? I think I’d have left it, space permitting!