Friday, December 25, 2015

Library Mascots, Part 2

Months and months ago, we published a post about Why Your Library Needs a Mascot, and we thought that, since it's the holidays, it might be fun to show off some of YOUR library mascots! BEHOLD!

Henry, from AUT University in Aukland, NZ

The Cockroaches at the Niles District Library, Niles, MI


Marigold the Guinea Pig, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, CT

Marigold rocketed the old book drop off to be painted


Rufus the Bobcat, Montana State University Library



 Shawn, the Guinea Pig at the Hampton Bays Public Library, Hampton Bays, NY

Santa is star-struck by meeting Shawn


Captain Cushwa-Leighton, Cushwa-Leighton Library, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN


Booker T. Dragon, Gretna Public Library, Gretna, NE



Gnoman, the Roamin' Gnome, Southwest Baptist University Libraries, Bolivar, MO


Spoticus, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, OK



REPETE, Pine Grove Middle School Library, East Syracuse, NY


Biblioraptor, Rutgers University Libraries, Camden, NJ

Thank you to everyone who shared their mascots! We love seeing all your great ideas. Feel free to share with us on our Twitter or Facebook page, or comment here.

Don't forget to check out our previous post, Why Your Library Needs a Mascot.


  1. Thank you for including our Booker, and sharing so many others!

  2. Love this idea! Can you use any stuffed animal/toy? Do you worry about copy right infringement?

    1. Hi Phoenix, great question! I would lean toward using a more generic animal that you can make your own, than choosing an established character whose copyright is owned by the creator. I'm not positive it would go against fair use, but it would probably be a good idea to get specific permission from the copyright holder before using a notable character. -Kat