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Just How Gross Are Library Books, Exactly?

But here’s the thing: Unless you’re stuck in some sort of weird literary torture chamber, nobody is ever going to inject you with library book juice. And modern scientists say that just curling up with a book is not enough to make you sick.

“I have never heard of anyone catching anything from a library book,” infectious disease specialist Michael Z. David told the Wall Street Journal. David says that viruses and bacteria can indeed live on the pages of library books, but that the risk of actual infection is very, very low.

From Just How Gross Are Library Books, Exactly? | Mental Floss

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Bad Librarian Hits Huff Po!

It may be unprofessional for a librarian to smile, but by the time I was done reading these comments, I had a big grin on my face. The lesson? You just can't let the hotheads and the crazies get you down. Instead, you have to laugh. The important thing is that I wasn't alone. My fellow librarians always have my back. And just like that, I was back to loving my job. But the next time I'm wrongly accused by a paranoid patron, I just might enlist my pals in the Seth Myers Clan of the Sea Pirates Mafia to steal her information and send it to Vladimir Putin.
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ATTENTION: Library Toilet Paper Thieves, You've Been Warned

"Stealing is punishable by the law," the sign reads. "If you are caught stealing the bathroom tissue from dispenser, you will be barred permanently from all New York Public Libraries."

From ATTENTION: Library Toilet Paper Thieves, You've Been Warned - Morrisania - DNAinfo.com New York

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Bad sex award 2015: the contenders in quotes

Eight purple passages are up for the prize every author dreads, the annual Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction award. Can Erica Jong beat Morrissey to the sweetspot?

From Bad sex award 2015: the contenders in quotes | Books | The Guardian

Why Librarians Should Love Fallout 4

There's certainly no harm in including a library in an imagined dystopian future—if anything, it's a great reminder that overwhelming violence can destroy valuable culture and knowledge. And since post-apocalyptic gaming includes libraries, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising to learn libraries include post-apocalyptic video games too.

From Why Librarians Should Love Fallout 4 | Smart News | Smithsonian

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Librarians! Who’s Ready For A Game Of Library Bingo?

Librarians! Who’s Ready For A Game Of Library Bingo?

From Roz Warren
Roz Warren, "the world's funniest librarian," writes for the New York Times and the Funny Times and she's been featured on the Today Show. (Twice!) Her latest humor book is OUR BODIES, OUR SHELVES: A COLLECTION OF LIBRARY HUMOR. http://ow.ly/LpFgE

From Librarians! Who’s Ready For A Game Of Library Bingo? | HumorOutcasts

"Interesting" Patron Questions

The reference desk of a library is truly one of the most interesting of places. Through an October poll in Crossroads, we asked WebJunction members to share the most interesting patron questions they had received, and the response was amazing! While there are definitely many humorous submissions, we also know that every day, library staff answer patron questions that help them in so many ways. From completing homework to applications for college, to supporting job-seekers and those looking to better understand nutrition or a disease - libraries help people find the information that they need to live informed and productive lives. And some days, it's just really entertaining.

From Interesting Patron Questions

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Drunk Library History - Melvil Dewey - YouTube

Wherein Christian confronts the specter of Melvil Dewey and generally makes an ass out of himself. Melvil Dewey's contribution to Library Science was profound while he as a person was a lecherous bigot. Watch Urban Librarians Unite founder Christian Zabriskie wrestle with Dewey's complex nature after having few drinks

From Drunk Library History - Melvil Dewey - YouTube

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