20 Times Libraries Surprised Everyone With a Great Sense of Humor

Who said libraries are boring and librarians don’t have a good sense of humor? Scroll down to see proof that both of these statements are false.

I don't remeber the title but the cover was red.


Blind dates prevent you from judging a book by its cover.

The book reaper.

Books for tall people.

Guys who have lost their shirts.

Mystery section in a library.

Batman returns his books.

Thank God the thesaurus survived!

Cold? Check out a book!

Invisible books at the library.

Max vs. library.

Brilliant library card!

Funny warning at the library.

Self checkout at the library.

We feed off tears!

Library panda.

Community jigsaw puzzle.

Secret tip at the library.

Be hurricane ready!

Please be patient.



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  1. Anonymous January 25, 2019

    The Mysteries section pic is awesome!

  2. Anonymous January 25, 2019

    The mysteries is in a Barnes and Noble not a library, but nevermind.

  3. Anonymous January 25, 2019

    Very clever and enjoyable..

  4. Anonymous January 26, 2019

    Reading is the source of…laughter too! Luv it!

  5. Barbara Wirt January 26, 2019

    I love librarians. I sleep with one.

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  7. Pam January 28, 2019

    poor max

  8. bobreeveesq January 28, 2019

    Well, I would add that a librarian is probably never a loss for words!

  9. Anonymous January 29, 2019

    I don’t get the jigsaw puzzle one. What am I missing?

  10. Liz January 29, 2019

    Jigsaw puzzle is simply a play on words…
    “Please join us” 🙂

    It was recently National Puzzle Day. Our local libraries had Word Search, Jigsaw, etc available.

  11. Kathilee January 29, 2019

    My favorite is the “self check-out.” I wish more grocery stores would do this.

  12. Anonymous January 29, 2019

    The “I don’t remember the title but the book is red is a variation on the library question every librarian has heard, and which Emilio Estevez used in his new movie “The public”. (Which is terrific, by the way). “I don’t remember the author, or the title, but it was blue, and on the top shelf. Can you find it for me?”

  13. Anonymous January 29, 2019

    Seen at our local library in the young adult section: a photo of Tom Hiddleston in full Loki regalia saying “KNEEL! Some of the best books are on the bottom shelf.”

  14. Anonymous January 30, 2019

    oh i loved the jigsaw library <3

  15. Anonymous January 30, 2019

    Great to start the morning with a chuckle!

  16. Anonymous January 30, 2019

    A patron came into my library and asked, “Do you have any salt and pepper?”

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  18. Anonymous January 30, 2019

    I like the procrastination display…

  19. Kathy January 30, 2019

    Love these! We have a used bookstore that also sells puzzles; there is always one out on a table for people to work on. It’s especially great because it’s in an antique/craft mall so something for kids or husbands to do!

  20. Anonymous January 30, 2019

    Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Anonymous January 30, 2019

    Laughed out loud!!

  22. Anonymous January 30, 2019

    Loved all of these especially the blind dates.

  23. Anonymous January 31, 2019

    I like the one about the dinosaurs …. And the Batman returns.

  24. Anonymous January 31, 2019

    These just made my day!

  25. Anonymous January 31, 2019

    Great! Thanks for sharing library people’s funny side.

  26. Jeanne January 31, 2019

    They should let Max in the library

  27. Judy January 31, 2019

    I was an elementary library assistant. I thought of some fun things but it would have been great to have seen these!

  28. Anonymous February 1, 2019

    Interesting memes.

  29. Sue February 1, 2019

    Love these! Librarians are a much funnier lot than most people realize 🤣

  30. Anonymous February 1, 2019

    I remember Pat’s library sense of humor, Jill. I think of him often. Elin

  31. Ann February 2, 2019

    Whilst working in a library in Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland, I was asked “what days are the bins collected?” another time I was asked for ” the book the lady on the LATE LATE SHOW was talking about”?

  32. Eileen February 2, 2019

    My favourites are the Mystery section, books for tall people, and blind dates with a book!

  33. Madeliene Cason February 2, 2019

    Poor Max, let him in lol! Love them all x

  34. Wanda February 2, 2019

    In my elementary school library I had an arm that showed up in various places. Hanging out of a filing cabinet drawer, hanging from the ceiling over the circulation desk, etc. A huge spider that when I clapped my hands it crawled down to the bookshelf top and than slowly made its way back up to its web. Both assistants I had were fun loving people also! The students loved it!

  35. Anonymous February 2, 2019

    How I have enjoyed all the humor you have shared with us in and about libraries…..did you also know that it’s a great place to check out a book and read it? Libraries are the backbone of any community.

  36. Anonymous February 2, 2019

    Ditto to this: I love librarians. I sleep with one.

  37. Anonymous February 2, 2019

    I love spending time in libraries and always take out too many books!!!

  38. Anonymous February 3, 2019

    I was very much impressed when one of my primary school teachers announced that it only took two books to form a library. I also took the advice to read quite seriously. As a result, I started my own private library from age 10 and I’ve never looked back since then.

  39. Anonymous February 3, 2019

    National Library Day will feature two minutes talking to commemorate dead librarians.

  40. Anonymous February 3, 2019

    How excellent! Loved the blind date idea!

  41. Susan G. February 3, 2019

    Loved all of these! I love libraries AND books!!! A may have a few myself…

  42. Anonymous February 4, 2019

    Loved the mystery shelves. If only our library would shelve the lowest shelf of books that way !

  43. Anonymous February 4, 2019

    Thank you!!! Many smiles.

  44. Aunt Jo February 6, 2019

    Oh funny!

  45. Raynore Jones February 6, 2019

    I Love these I can see our library doing some of these antics. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Okello February 6, 2019

    Beautiful. Librarians for me are great souls.

  47. Dawn Treader February 6, 2019

    I love this, please post more!

  48. Carmel Martin February 6, 2019

    Awesome! I laughed so much. Love it!!!

  49. :Donna February 6, 2019

    This is fantastic! The one about “please enjoy our selection of invisible books” actually made me laugh out loud. Thank you :D

  50. foster and jean February 7, 2019

    the best yet. keep them coming.

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