These 50 Libraries Will Surprise You With Their Creativity And Sense Of Humor

Published 5 years ago

Most of us are used to seeing libraries as these strict places where all fun is banned and you must be quiet and serious at all times. Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? Well, what if we told you librarians actually have a sense of humor too?

Bored Panda has compiled a list of the most fun and creative things libraries have come up with and you’ll realize they’re not so dull after all. Check them out in the gallery below!

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#1 This Is Dina. She Volunteers At Our Local Library As A Reading Dog. Kids With Difficulties Read For Her And She Does Not Judge

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#2 This Entrance To The Kids Section At Our Local Library

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#3 This Library Has A Directory For Topics People Might Be Embarrassed To Ask For

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#4 Blind Dates Prevent You From Judging A Book By Its Cover

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#5 This Library Tells You How Much Money You’ve Saved By Using The Library

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#6 My Local Library Has Bee Hive In The Kids Section, With A Tube That Leads To The Outside

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#7 My School’s Library Has Noise-Level Guides That Change Colour When It Gets Too Loud

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#8 Every Year My School’s Librarian Dresses Up As A Book Reaper To Collect Overdue Books

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#9 My Local Library Has Dozens Of Different Cake Pans To Check Out

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#10 “Guys Who Have Lost Their Shirts” Bookshelf

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#11 This Library Knows How To Motivate Children

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#12 The Mystery Section In San Jose State University’s Library Has A Secret Bookshelf

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#13 My Local Library Has Vault You Can Go Into To Talk On Your Phone

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#14 This Sign At My University With The Number For The Library Police

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#15 Local Library Has A Community Jigsaw Puzzle

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#16 Saw This In My Local Library

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#17 This Mural At My School Has Fahrenheit 451 Positioned On The Fire Extinguisher

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#18 My Library Has A Globe Of The Moon

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#19 Banned Books Display At My Local Library

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#20 Our Librarian This Halloween

After being told countless times by students that he looks a lot like a certain TV character, our librarian finally gave in and embraced his inner sociopath this Halloween. He sat like this for the first hour the library was open.

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#21 The Library Places The Books On The Lower Shelves On Their Sides So The Titles Are Easier To Read

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#22 Gigantic Books At The Entrance Of A Public Library In France

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#23 This Library Was Built Exactly Over The Canada-USA Border (The Black Line)

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#24 Old School Love Letter Station At Library

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#25 Display At My Local Library

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#26 At My Library You Can Pick Up Bags Of Books In A Certain Genre Without Knowing What Those Books Are

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#27 My University Library Took Out Consecutive Sections Of Shelves. Can See From One Wall To The Other

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#28 Library Aisle At My University. They Got Two Aisles Full Of Board Games That You Borrow

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#29 Our Library’s Hurricane Prep

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#30 Found At My University’s Library. Gotta Love Nanas

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#31 Laptops You Can Borrow At The Austin Public Library

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#32 Albena, Bulgaria Beach Library

#33 This Library Has The Approximate Time In Words Projected Onto It

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#34 Found In Buffalo Library. It’s True Tho… #adfree

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#35 This Poster Outside My School Library

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#36 I Was Studying In The Library When My Phone Rang. Returned After A Few Minutes

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#37 A Mini Library Modeled After The Building Behind It

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#38 My Library Has A Spot For People To Listen To Records

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#39 Girlfriends Library Card

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#40 Big Books For Little Readers

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#41 Basement Floor Of My Campus Library Has A Treadmill With A Computer, So You Can Exercise & Study At The Same Time

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#42 The Tech School Library I Went To Has Sleeping Pods

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#43 This Library Likes To Play Games

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#44 The Cafe In My Local Library Has A Table For People Happy To Chat To Strangers

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#45 Campus Library Installs Grass. Real Grass

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#46 This Sign Is In My Local Library. The Logic Is Unassailable

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#47 My Local Library Has A Mini Art Vending Machine

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#48 Library Has “Recently Returned” Section So You Can See What Other People Have Been Reading

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#49 Had A Volunteer Help Me Make These Stools Out Of Our Discarded Books For New Library Seating

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#50 At My Local Library… You Can Rent Fishing Poles… Only In Arkansas

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