Here is a book made by Jody Alexander out of due-date cards from library books. She writes, “When stitching together the pockets I found myself feeling sorry for the books that were checked out once or twice, and thinking that the slips filled up with dates were somehow gloating. It is not a popularity contest, I would remind them.”
The use of found materials appeals to me, as does the implied nostalgia for the days when libraries were a going concern. Can’t help wondering, though, whether she was ever reprimanded for removing these cards from the books she checked out.