We celebrate Interational hug a librarian day!

Today is International hug a librarian day!  We could never keep track of the many candidates nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award without the help of fantastic librarians out there – and the award office wouldn’t last a day without our very own in-house librarian: Lisa Lundgren!

After hugging her, we took the opportunity to ask her a few questions.

When and why did you decide to become a librarian?

Lisa: I’ve been hanging out in libraries since I was a child. When I got older I realized it was an occupation to do so.

What’s the best thing with being a librarian (except International hug a librarian day)?

Lisa: To be surrounded by books and knowing I’ll never have the time to read them all.

Can you visit another library without starting to rearrange their books?

Lisa: No. At least I start to reorganize in my head. I try to control myself.

What is the most annoying thing a library user can do in a library?

Lisa: Except ripping pages out of books, it’s asking for directions to the toilet. It’s not that hard to find.

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2 Responses to “We celebrate Interational hug a librarian day!”

  1. Hazel Edwards Says:

    All authors appreciate our librarians. My favourite was the driver-librarian of the book bus in a remote region in outback Australia, who nearly got a speeding fine. She said she was just hurrying the books to the children.
    That librarian deserves a hug too.

  2. weultras Says:


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