15 Funny Library Moments Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

By February 9, 2018Libraries, Reading Habits

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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Bats Have Taken up Residence in Two 18th Century Portuguese Libraries, and That’s a Good Thing!

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Most librarians probably wouldn’t be too pleased to find a family of bats living in their library however, in Portugal, bats have taken up residence in two 18th-century libraries and it turns out they’re very useful to have around. The bats in question live in the University of Coimbra’s library and the library in the National Palace of Mafra.

The bats actually play in important role in safeguarding the libraries books as they swoop over rare and ancient books and snap up bugs that could slowly but surely destroy rare tomes. The bats offer such a helpful service that they have been allowed to stay and are now a tourist attraction in their own right. Read More

10 Things Your Local Library Needs

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A library is not strictly a building full of books to borrow- it is much, much more!

All around the world librarians and local councils are ensuring they keep up with the modern world by offering fun and interesting things alongside the books.

From a calculation of your savings, to emergency bubble wrap for times of stress- and everything in between- here is a list of ten things you wish your local library has!

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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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