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How a Small-Town Art Installation Became an Unlikely TikTok Sensation

Ali Beaudette's piece "Bookmark: A Collection of Items (detail)", 2017

The maker of the small-town installation seen in this TikTok is Ali Beaudette, who has been working in libraries since she was 15 years old. While still in high school, a colleague of hers, who was about to retire, gave her a precious collection. For 20 years, this colleague accrued ticket stubs, photos, playing cards, and more that people had left behind in their library books, presumably as bookmarks.