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no dogs, drunks, or smallpox

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The Hyde Institute Library in Barnet Vale, Hertfordshire, England had some strict rules for its patrons.

Citation for the original is uncertain. According to the Bodleian Library, the source may be a 1930 issue of the Nottingham PostA slightly different version of these rules may have appeared in the May 2, 1930 issue of the Western Gazette. Yet another version appeared on page 11 of the May 29, 1930 issue of the Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser.

Thanks, Woody Guth3!

April 24, 2018 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

“Horoscopes for Librarians”

Horoscopes for Librarians” by Mayur Chauhan and Sally Miller in McSweeney’s is funny even if you don’t care about astrology. Thanks, WoodyGuth3!

April 10, 2018 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

spotlight on writers from “Sh*thole Countries”

shitholeSeveral libraries are doing this sort of thing in response to Trump’s idiotic and disturbing comment about U.S. immigrants, but I’m especially proud of the Winton Road Library in Rochester, NY, because I’m a Rochester girl through and through (just ayask my ayaccent).

Thanks, Jinny Spencer and Joan Petit!

January 30, 2018 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

hmmf.

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cai.2a12029Erin Blakemore on women’s reading rooms and the problem of “library loafers.” Thanks, Dina Wood!

January 26, 2018 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

library hedgehog

In case you need a little palate cleanser after that last post, here’s a picture of Quilliam, the hedgehog of the Cleveland Heights – University Heights Public Library.

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Quilliam makes his home in the teen area of the Lee Road branch.

Thanks, Simona Mkrtschjan!

January 10, 2018 at 4:51 pm 1 comment

Please do not let Max into the library.

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Library unknown. May not even be real. I don’t know.

Thanks, Diane Westerfield!

November 29, 2017 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

social media shenanigans

The librarians at Martinborough Library in Wellington, New Zealand posed for some excellent “Game of Tomes” photographs. Thanks, Esau Katz!

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Also, this happened on Facebook. Thanks, Sarah Milteer!

 

November 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm 1 comment

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