Wait, waitthey used WHAT as a bookmark?

What do you use as a bookmark? (KOMO's Brian Calvert)

SEATTLE, Wash. -- A tweet from a Washington library worker has sparked a national conversation.

Anna Holmes has 129 followers on Twitter, so some might wonder how exactly she inspired a national conversation?

National Public Radio.

“A library employee in Washington state asked patrons sincerely to stop using WHAT as bookmarks?” asked Peter Sagal, host of the popular program “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.”

The answer? A slice of cheese.

But that’s only where this story begins. Click the photo above and listen to the full story, and hear about the “other” items library users often leave in their returned books. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

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