The Tape Ball.
One of my dearest and oldest of colleagues, who has long since wandered off to work at other library branches than my own, began to make a tape ball at his current branch library several years ago. We label our bins and boxes with masking tape branch codes, and he formed these bits of tape into a ball. Such was his dedication that the ball grew and grew.
If you visit his library he will take a picture of you with the giant tape ball, maybe the size of a large beach ball at this point, and then he will send you a souvenir framed canvas memorial picture of the moment.
Several days ago he sent me a video of the tapeball as his camera lovingly circled it. It featured a lot of tape I had written on from when I labelled different bins and boxes.
I was touched, and I decided to get in the tapeball game.