Blogger Lisa Taylor

Librarian laughs

A patron asked the librarian why Tales of Robin Hood had been withdrawn from the children’s collection. The librarian replied, “Too much Saxon violence.”

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Ever wonder where librarians lark about on the Internet? If you’re in need of a laugh, here are some great sites to put a smile on your face.  It’s all in good fun.  Enjoy.

  • Unshelved – a comic strip devoted entirely to libraries and librarians

Psst … Want to see more of Tamara, Unshelved’s perpetually cheerful children’s librarian? Send your funny stories about library service to children to the creators of Unshelved. You may see them in a future comic (shhh … act surprised) ! (

  • Awful Library Books – a collection of the worst books in library collections around the globe. You’ll get a good laugh and some weeding inspiration from these “winners!” You can submit your own worst books, too! (anonymously, of course) Visit Awful Library Books at their blog, Pinterest, or Facebook.
Doughnuts made me do it!






Need some fast humor? Twitter has it covered.


And if you are the #saturdaylibrarian, #sundaylibrarian, or #nightlibrarian, join your hashtag comrades on Twitter. If you don’t get a laugh in there somewhere, I’ll be surprised.

  • Also check out the relatively new A Day at the Library – “Where smart people do stupid things”

Is Tumblr your thing?

Or for humor of a more “academic” nature, try

Pinterest fan?

  • It’s a mixed bag, but if you search “librarian humor,” you’ll find something to make you smile.



Did I miss any of your favorite sites for library-themed humor?


Emoticon image by The people from the The Tango! Desktop Project [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


  1. Bradin

    I like for library-related meme humor. They don’t post as much lately, but their early stuff is so great.

    1. Lisa

      Thanks for sharing. I hadn’t seen that one.

  2. Monica is good for a mix of laughs, “I can’t believe they did that”, and “Awwww”‘s

  3. Claire is fun!

    1. Lisa

      ha! ha! I’ll be bookmarking that one.

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