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Lance Armstrong Library ‘Fiction’ Sign Just a Prank, Review Underway

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer on January 22, 2013

About that “Lance Armstrong library sign” that caromed off every wall and bounced around every corner of the Internets? It’s officially being classified as a prank, and because people have nothing better to do with their time, an official internal review is underway, according to Reuters.

lance armstrong library fiction
Holly Byrnes/@byrnesh

Lance Armstrong’s star had apparently fallen so far after his doping admission that even librarians were taking jabs at his character. News Limited TV’s Holly Byrnes noted the Manly Library in New South Wales, Australia, had this sign posted, letting its patrons know that “all non-fiction Lance Armstrong books … will soon be moved to the FICTION section.” Now Reuters reports:

Manly Library said the printed notice, which was placed in a plastic stand on a bookshelf in the library, was a prank and that an internal review was underway.

“Libraries can’t arbitrarily reclassify categories of books, because that depends on the ISBN number that is issued by the National Library,” a spokesman at Manly Council, which runs the library, said on Monday.

We’re pretty sure that’s not really how libraries work, but more importantly, do we need an internal review on this one? Either way it’s a prank, whether a librarian posted it or not. Just move on, and spend the rest of your valuable time telling us more about this Manly Council — it sounds very, very butch.

Now let’s all get back to mocking Lance’s used rugs

Armstrong rugs

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[@byrnesh via @DarrenRovell]
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