It's a thing, I guess. On Facebook, so I didn't know about it, since I'm not there. But people are taking smooth rocks and painting on them. Then they leave them randomly about for others to find, and hopefully be delighted, amused or something else pleasant. In the past week, five of them have turned up at the library.
Here are the two from yesterday, although later I saw a third as we were leaving, sitting on the copier. But this one was found in the young adult section
and Katie came across this one on the stairs going up to the children's department
So cute! A week ago a patron saw one on her way in, among the flowers in the big planter - it was a charming little cottage. And there was one on the bench outside that was painted to look like a cheeseburger! They all have the name of your town and the word "rocks" on the back, like "New York Rocks", for example. Are they doing this where you live?
They're not for us; I guess you're supposed to take it and put it someplace where you think somebody else would enjoy seeing it. We left them, feeling this was up to the patrons to do.
It's nice to think that when somebody wants to drop off one of these, the library comes to mind.