Festive displays are everywhere this season but none make our hearts leap than those set up for us in libraries.
For those of us who spend much of our time in the library, a festive display is good fun and the ones we want to show you are just amazing! The staff at the libraries must have had a great time putting these together…
The books are saying ‘Don’t forget to bring a hot chocolate- you may be here a while!’
This snowman wants to bring a little light into your world…
Who knew you could turn books into a snowman!?
This is so warm and comforting for what is essentially a pile of books.
An inspired way to make the shelves a tad more festive!
A very festive blind date with a book!
Nice bit of book engineering here…
Only slightly creepy… 😛
As if a library could get any more magical!
If this was a competition this would win, right?
Every season is the season to be reading.
Probably best those little displays aren’t real gingerbread.
Very clever way to display books at Christmas!
Simple but effective Christmas Library Tree!
Secret Library Gorgon, whose real name is Mel, told Bored Panda that being a librarian was never her intention but sometimes great things happen without you planning them.
“I’ve had a lot of jobs over the years but I became quite unwell about five years ago and had to leave my product design engineering role and course. I was gutted but I knew that recovery would take a while. I’ve always been a bookworm so I started looking for jobs in libraries and other environments to do part-time while I recovered. I love it so much that I hope I can keep working in libraries permanently.”
After chatting with a colleague about some of the quirks of their job, Mel started posting them on Twitter: “I figured a few of my fellow library assistants would relate. If I’d known how big it would become, I’d have proofread them first!”
“I saw most of the protesters were young. At the sit-in, they only had their phones and were reading from it. I then thought what if I bring them books so that they can read and protest at the same time,” Moalim, popularly known as Kabila, told Al Jazeera news.
The government will share £188,000 of funding through the Pub is the Hub project to help rural pubs diversify their offerings and help bring communities together by expanding their services beyond food and drink. Rural pubs are particularly threatened with fourteen pubs closing every week, and with austerity always at the forefront, libraries and community services are also under threat.