Old library book drop produces long-hidden trove


January 25, 2023

Courtesy of Sweet Home Public Library

Public Works Crew Lead Sean Hegge thought it was going to be just another normal day as he headed into the Sweet Home Public Library to perform a quick fix on the book drop, but his day took an upward turn as he discovered a veritable time capsule.

Library Director Megan Dazey called the city for help to retrieve books that had fallen down a slot in the book drop, where she couldn't reach them. She could hear them moving around in the bottom of the box where she couldn't reach them.

The book drop at the circulation desk was designed in 1969 as essentially a large wooden box with the top lid...

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