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Hilariously Unfortunate Library Label Placements

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Library labels and book store stickers are often placed randomly by an overworked and underpaid assistant… It is understandable, therefore, that occasionally the sticker hits the wrong spot and makes for a shocking change in title.

Or perhaps some of these are placed purposefully to make a customer giggle or blush… Take a look for yourself and let us know what your think.

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Michelle Obama Will Kick off This Year’s American Library Association Conference

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The 2018 American Library Association Conference is set to be held next month on June 22 in New Orleans and it has been announced that former First Lady Michelle Obama will kick off the conference with a keynote speech.

The national conference of librarians attracts bibliophiles from all walks of life, from librarians to teachers, and is one of the largest annual gatherings of book lovers in the world. As reported by Publishers Weekly, other speakers will include the likes of historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, broadcaster Jose Antonio Vargas, and biographer Jonathan Eig. Read More

Banished books to be displayed in Cambridge

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Books previously banished to Cambridge University Library Tower have been released for the public.

Previously the books had been kept in the tower as they were not considered useful or academic enough to be kept in the main library. As reading addicts we feel appalled books would be kept from people!

Ever since 1710 the library has been allowed a copy of all new published books- including some niche titles such as The Hobbit translated into Cornish. These books are now finally on show to the public.

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Libraries in Portsmouth Hope Scrapping Late Fees Will See Their ‘Naughty’ Books Returned

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Libraries in the city of Portsmouth, England are hoping that ditching late fees will result in their most popular books being returned by those who feared being fined. Many books go missing after being checked out and it is hoped that those who have overdue books will now come forward and return their books. The books most likely to be checked out indefinitely are student textbooks and ‘naughty’ books for adults.
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Lonely Library Dog Has No One to Read to Him, Until He Goes Viral on Facebook

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Meet Sting, a former race dog who now works as a therapy dog at a library in Minnesota as part of a Paws to Read program, where children can improve their reading skills by reading to dogs. Sting has worked there for the past two years but, earlier this month, nobody signed up to read with poor Sting. In order to try and help Sting find a reading partner, his owner, John Muellner, posted a picture of Sting on Facebook and asked if any parents would like their children to come and read with him. Read More

Trafford Becomes the First UK Council to Do Away with Library Fines

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Bookworms who live in the Manchester borough of Trafford will be pleased to learn that the council has decided to abolish late fines for library books, the first council in the UK to do so. In a statement, the Trafford council stated that fines can be “off-putting for customers” and it hopes that this change will encourage more readers to visit their local library. Read More

15 Funny Library Moments Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

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The stern face at the library desk who warns you about late fees and the importance of a varied reading list is familiar to most of us Reading Addicts. The librarian is not all that they seem though… Behind those spectacles and cardigans is a wicked sense of humour, mischief, and fun.

Here are 15 pieces of evidence that show how much fun librarians get up to at work, and some of the hilarious things they do to brighten up our days at the library.

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Turkish Garbage Collectors Open Library Full of Discarded Books

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Turkish garbage collectors in the country’s capital city of Ankara have opened a public library that is full of books that were originally destined to be put into landfill. The workers began collecting discarded books and opened the new library in the Çankaya district of Ankara. News of the library has spread and now people have begun donating books directly to the library, rather than throwing them away. Read More