24 Library-Centric Sites We Love

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Each week I provide links to stories about libraries, authors, and books. Today we're going to do something different! In no particular order, here are some of our favorite library-related places on the web.

1. Love the Liberry

Love the Liberry: Slices-of-life from the public library reference desk, every one of which rings true. People are weird, guys.
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2. Awful Library Books

Awful Library Books: Two librarians from MI document the strange, scary, and wonderful things they find in their public library. Addictive, for sure.
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3. This is What a Librarian Looks Like

This is What a Librarian Looks Like: Librarians submit photos of themselves looking awesome, to challenge the old stereotype of the profession.
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4. A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette

A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette: A funny twist on observations by a public librarian.
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5. Better Book Titles

Better Book Titles: To help you see what a book is really about.
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6. Unshelved

Unshelved: The ultimate library comic, so funny it hurts! (At least to library workers, anyhow.)
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7. Library Sleevefacing

Library Sleevefacing: Need I say more?
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8. Contrariwise

Contrariwise: A blog of literary tattoos, full of inspiration for literary tattoo enthusiasts.
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9. Good Show Sir

Good Show Sir: Really, really bad sci-fi book covers.
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10. Hey Girl, I Like the Library, Too

Hey Girl, I Like the Library, Too: Guess who likes the library? This one isn't updated anymore, but you can still have fun scrolling through.
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11. Inappropriate Book Covers

Inappropriate Book Covers: I actually like these redesigns, but apparently they are "tonally inappropriate." And funny.
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12. Librarian Problems

When Someone's Browsing in the Aisle I Need to Reshelve In:

Librarian Problems: Awesome gifs, with the tagline "I'll Dewey Your Decimal."
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13. Shelver Sheep

Shelver Sheep: Poor Shelver Sheep can't catch a break -- this blog documents his woes.
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14. Books and Other Geekery

Books and Other Geekery: A photo tumblr all about books and libraries.
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15. Librarians Classified

When There Are No Leftovers From a Library Program for Me to Eat:

Librarians Classified: More funny gifs about what it's like to work in a library.
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16. Librarian Avengers: Are librarians superheroes in disguise? Well, no, but we are cool!
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17. A Fuse #8 Production: Hands down, the go-to blog for information on any and all things related to children's literature. Fuse 8's been doing it right for years.
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18. Man of the Stacks: A librarian and his interests make up the subjects on this one.
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19. Miss Information: Miss Information feels a lot of things, and isn't afraid to talk about them on this funny public library blog.
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20. Bibliothecaevore: All things library!
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21. Annoyed Librarian: The name says it all. The AL is a contrarian who likes to take issue with current library controversies, small and large.
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22. Librarianista: A library and librarian photo collection.
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23. Read Roger: Roger is the editor of The Horn Book, a YA and children's magazine with lots of reviews. On his blog he talks about books he likes, and life in general.
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24. 100 Scope Notes: The observations and opinions of Travis, an elementary school librarian who loves his job, the kids, and books for kids.

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Did I forget one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments! Be sure to stop by next Thursday for our regular At The Libraries link round-up.

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