History can be hilarious! Consider words with meanings that have changed over time (remember when “gay” meant happy, like “Grandmother is so gay”?), sexist advertisements that could elicit modern-day lawsuits and library books that now seem grossly inappropriate.
As luck would have it, Michigan librarians Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly discovered that the latter yields an especially large amount of laugh-worthy material. So much, in fact, that it’s become a personal hobby for them to weed out amusing/borderline-obscene books to post on their website, Awful Library Books. Keep reading »