2018 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide
Time is running out to get a gift for the insufferable librarian in your life. With help from Etsy, the 2018 edition of the Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide has your back.
For the librarian who likes taxidermy AND Harry Potter
The most humiliating part is that the duck was Ravenclaw.
For the librarian who just stares at you creepily
Which is scarier: dog-earing pages or using this?
For the librarian who keeps it clean
“Best Wishes”? More like “Best Washes”.
For the librarian who loves cigars
A quick venn diagram for you, so you’ll know exactly who this gift is for:
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For the librarian who appreciates a sharply-dressed doll
For the librarian who’s very realistic about his/her job performance
“No librarian is more average than you.”
For the librarian with a keen sense of smell
Actually, this one might not be that bad.
For the librarian who’s into their cat
For the librarian who REALLY likes it quiet
I imagine a librarian wearing this and walking up to someone loudly talking on their cell phone, tapping them on the shoulder, and then pointing at their shirt.
For the librarian who thinks that Diary of a Wimpy Kid is terrible
“I put copies of Charlotte’s Web inside.”
For the best librarian in the history of librarians
The earnestness of the expression is what puts it over the top. It’s like “No, really, you’re great. I need you to understand that.”
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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