Public library finds 30-year-old beer and gum on the shelf

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Posted: August 17, 2020 at 9:19 am

A public library in Walla Walla, Washington, said they recently discovered a real-life mystery in the mystery section of the library.

The Walla Walla Public Library said that as one of the staff members was moving the library’s mystery collection to a more accessible place, he removed a corner panel on some shelving and discovered five unopened cans of beer and several packs of gum.

After doing a little bit of digging to date the unexpected treasure, the library deduced that the beer and gum had likely been sitting on the library shelf for over 30 years.

So, what did the library end up doing with the 30-year-old “artifacts”?

The library wrote on Facebook, “After chewing on the question for a while, library staff decided to transfer them to another City facility. The abandoned relics now reside in the Sudbury Landfill. It’s probably not the outcome the trove owner expected; unfortunately, not every story has a happy ending.”

Credit:  City of Walla Walla Government via Facebook

Who knows what mysteries lurk within our stacks? (Insert bad-breath BWAHAHAHA *here*!) Check out the full story from City of Walla Walla below:

Posted by Walla Walla Public Library on Thursday, August 13, 2020