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Bookmarks From Hell -- A List Of Unsavory, Alarming And Downright Nasty Things Librarians Have Found In Library Books
by Roz Warren

A dead frog
A used band-aid
A squashed and leaking Ketchup packet.
A tampon
Toe nail clippings
Dozens and dozens of baby roaches 
A slice of bacon
A crushed cigarette
A used Q-Tip 
A used condom (and it was in a Bible!)
A grilled cheese sandwich
A cemetery plot.
Dental Floss
Used Kleenex
Toilet Paper (Thankfully, unused.)    
Hair. (From everywhere.) 
A cigarette butt. 
An ad for lap dances (in a children’s book!)
Questionable food stains 
A dirty diaper 
Pornographic photos 
A slice of American cheese. 

Attention library patrons! The next time you’re tempted to mark your place in one of our books with insects, snacks, porn or anything that used to be part of your body?  

As a librarian I officially give you permission to just dog ear the page.