Shopping for the librarian in your life during your holiday shopping? The Swiss Army Librarian has already done such a great job for librarians. However, the YA librarian is missing from the list, so I’ve added a few more excellent gift ideas here, if I do say so myself. You might want to check out the YALSA gift guide, the ALA Store Teen section, or perhaps pick up a copy of books from the Teens Top Teen, though chances are any good YA librarian has already read many of them (I owned 2 before the list even came out)! If you want to go a different book route, you could check out the best adult books for teens, since these are a little rarer.
Ooh, or what female librarian doesn’t want to be compared to Batgirl? (Holy reference librarian, Batman! Dun-anun-anun-anuna, dun-anun-anun-anuna, Batgirl!) Another good set of posters would be the Harry Potter Read posters from the ALA (although, while I adore Emma Watson’s new short hair, she just doesn’t look like Hermione anymore… actually, that is probably the point!) However, when buying the posters for a librarian, be sure that he or she wants them in their home, unless you want to give them a gift for work. I, personally, love the ALA posters and would put them up EVERYWHERE, if I had the space. In fact, my parents still have my ALA Little Women poster up in my old bedroom at their place.
However, regardless of your holiday of choice (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, New Year’s Eve/Day, Bill of Rights Day, Boxing Day or whatever), I’m sure the librarian in your life is just glad to know that you’re thinking of them and is happy that they can serve their community with pride. A Kindle wouldn’t hurt, either.