[Libs-Or] Money found in book

Laura Orr Laura_Orr at co.washington.or.us
Thu Apr 23 14:53:19 PDT 2015

Hmmph. All we find in law books are lawyer bills.


Laura J. Orr
Law Librarian
Washington County Law Library
Juvenile Services Building, MS #45
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Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: 503-846-8870
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Email: laura_orr at co.washington.or.us
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From: Jane Corry [mailto:janec at multcolib.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:41 AM
To: Suzy Coleman
Cc: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us; Laura Nagel
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] Money found in book

Last December while weeding I found a couple chapter books with a$1 bill in them with a note that said something to the effect of "It's your lucky day. Here's a book buck. Keep reading." About 2 months later I found out that it was an advent calendar thing that a 4th grader did. He put 5 of them in books in our children's section. It was pretty exciting all around. Both the finding and the finding out.


On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 10:36 AM, Suzy Coleman <SCOLEMAN at ci.tualatin.or.us<mailto:SCOLEMAN at ci.tualatin.or.us>> wrote:
If we find small amounts of money that is not claimed, I’ve put it in our Friends of the Library’s donation box. Larger amounts, or money found outside of our library is handed over to the police with information about the location as it could be stolen or the spot could be used as a drop for drug deals etc.


Suzy Coleman | Library Access Services Supervisor
Tualatin Public Library
18878 SW Martinazzi Ave
Tualatin OR 97062
503.691-3068<tel:503.691-3068> |www.tualatinoregon.gov/library<http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/library>

From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Laura Nagel
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:47 PM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us<mailto:libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>
Subject: [Libs-Or] Money found in book

Here's a fun little scenario for you all...

Today I opened up a book from the shelf to find $24.  The book circulated last in August 2014.  Do we contact that patron, or assume that anyone could have looked at the book in the meantime and put the money in?

If you've seen this before (or just have a suggestion), please let me know what you did/would do!



Laura Nagel
Part-Time Faculty Librarian
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd. SW
Albany, OR 97321
(541) 917-4645<tel:%28541%29%20917-4645>

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