Libraries can be some of the most visually stunning meccas of architecture, but even if you aren't fortunate enough to live near one of the most beautiful libraries in the world - your local libraries can still contain some pretty creative designs. The following list is a collection of photos from everyday libraries that have been spiced up with hilarious and creative twists from the funny librarians who run them.

From clever wordplay and funny signs to enchanting building entrances to organizing books by nudity on the covers these protectors of books went above and beyond to bring some extra magic to these hubs of imagination. Scroll down below to see all the literary fun and remember why libraries are not replaceable. Don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

This Is Dina. She Volunteers At Our Local Library As A Reading Dog. Kids With Difficulties Read For Her And She Does Not Judge

This Is Dina. She Volunteers At Our Local Library As A Reading Dog. Kids With Difficulties Read For Her And She Does Not Judge

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 years ago

<3

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#2

This Entrance To The Kids Section At Our Local Library

This Entrance To The Kids Section At Our Local Library

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Erin
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow! That must be a really nice library!

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#3

This Library Has A Directory For Topics People Might Be Embarrassed To Ask For

This Library Has A Directory For Topics People Might Be Embarrassed To Ask For

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

no "Guys Who Have Lost Their Shirts" topics?

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#4

Blind Dates Prevent You From Judging A Book By Its Cover

Blind Dates Prevent You From Judging A Book By Its Cover

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome idea!

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#5

This Library Tells You How Much Money You’ve Saved By Using The Library

This Library Tells You How Much Money You’ve Saved By Using The Library

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mulk
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2 years ago

Books sellers don't approve it :)

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#6

My Local Library Has Bee Hive In The Kids Section, With A Tube That Leads To The Outside

My Local Library Has Bee Hive In The Kids Section, With A Tube That Leads To The Outside

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 years ago

Thats great for the environment and the kids!

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#7

My Local Library Has Dozens Of Different Cake Pans To Check Out

My Local Library Has Dozens Of Different Cake Pans To Check Out

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Erin
Community Member
2 years ago

I want a cake library!!

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#8

My School's Library Has Noise-Level Guides That Change Colour When It Gets Too Loud

My School's Library Has Noise-Level Guides That Change Colour When It Gets Too Loud

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Jaded Queen
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2 years ago

So cool!

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#9

This Library Knows How To Motivate Children

This Library Knows How To Motivate Children

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ravina nimje
Community Member
2 years ago

More of Man child than kids

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#10

Every Year My School's Librarian Dresses Up As A Book Reaper To Collect Overdue Books

Every Year My School's Librarian Dresses Up As A Book Reaper To Collect Overdue Books

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

This is awesome!!

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#11

"Guys Who Have Lost Their Shirts" Bookshelf

"Guys Who Have Lost Their Shirts" Bookshelf

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2 years ago

Yeah.. Why do so many guys lose their shirts? I mean come on! Get a bigger wardrobe.

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#12

My Local Library Has Vault You Can Go Into To Talk On Your Phone

My Local Library Has Vault You Can Go Into To Talk On Your Phone

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CatShatBrix
Community Member
2 years ago

Within the cone... of silenceeeee (song reference)

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#13

Local Library Has A Community Jigsaw Puzzle

Local Library Has A Community Jigsaw Puzzle

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Nami Tantrum
Community Member
2 years ago

i'd finish that up in a few hours and if anyone would try to help or interrupt me i'd throw them out into the reading garden and lock the door xD

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#14

This Sign At My University With The Number For The Library Police

This Sign At My University With The Number For The Library Police

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 years ago

Thats a great idea. Usually asking in person to people to be silent just brings trouble.

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#15

The Mystery Section In San Jose State University's Library Has A Secret Bookshelf

The Mystery Section In San Jose State University's Library Has A Secret Bookshelf

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Jay Bazurke
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the entrance for the occult reading room

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#16

Banned Books Display At My Local Library

Banned Books Display At My Local Library

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

Why would you do this.. Now I want to why all those books were banned..

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#17

This Mural At My School Has Fahrenheit 451 Positioned On The Fire Extinguisher

This Mural At My School Has Fahrenheit 451 Positioned On The Fire Extinguisher

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so clever, my book worm heart loves this!

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#18

My Library Has A Globe Of The Moon

My Library Has A Globe Of The Moon

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
2 years ago

awesome!

Антон Христов(Anton Hristoff)
Community Member
2 years ago

Yet again we can't see the dark side of the moon.. What a mistery..

Johnny Frostbite
Community Member
2 years ago

I've seen it, it's right between Obscured By Clouds and Wish You Were Here

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Han
Community Member
2 years ago

. I wants it I needs it .... My precious ...

This Lil Raccoon
Community Member
2 years ago

I wanna globe of the moon

James Naron
Community Member
2 years ago

I want one!

Petra
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Isn't the moon flat, too?

prevent the toast
Community Member
2 years ago

need this so bad.......

Andres Washington
Community Member
2 years ago

Son try to find nothing That’s hard mom...... wait I see it

Benjamin Malone
Community Member
2 years ago

Neat oh!

Alice Roure
Community Member
2 years ago

Original one

SAF saf
Community Member
2 years ago

That's pretty damn cool..

CrazyCatLady
Community Member
2 years ago

That's so cool.

Gabriel King
Community Member
2 years ago

Ineedit Lmaoooooooooooo

Ryo Bakura
Community Member
2 years ago

That's no moon, it's a space sta... wait... it's the Moon. My bad.

Julinda
Community Member
2 years ago

Sweet...

Cheryl Lohr
Community Member
2 years ago

Is the location of the lunar landing marked? :)

Lisa Torres
Community Member
2 years ago

Cool

Sue Donim
Community Member
2 years ago

is a book about pink floyd on the dark side ?

David Cumberland
Community Member
2 years ago

Very good.

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Jeannie Carle
Community Member
2 years ago

How cool is this!

Melanie Brodhead
Community Member
2 years ago

Way cool. Guess now that we've been there, it should have been a no brainer!

Linda DeSha
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoa

Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

Well I didn't even know that these existed. Off to Amazon... Need....

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

even the dark side?

Erin Sheppard
Community Member
2 years ago

Did they add the crater from the night of the red eclipse?

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow! I never thought of globes for other planets and moons.

JillVille
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. Where can I buy one? My son would love this!

Han
Community Member
2 years ago

I know you can get beautiful replica Moon lamps online. Thinkgeek has really cool astronomy items maybe have a squiz on there site. : D

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

If it were even bigger maybe you could find the footprints and the now white flag and other things left there https://www.livescience.com/61911-trash-on-moon.html

Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

its supposed to be Red...

Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Why red? It's not Mars

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#19

Saw This In My Local Library

Saw This In My Local Library

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Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

That looks like a bookmark . cool !

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#20

Gigantic Books At The Entrance Of A Public Library In France

Gigantic Books At The Entrance Of A Public Library In France

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Leah Curtis
Community Member
2 years ago

the little prince!

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#21

The Library Places The Books On The Lower Shelves On Their Sides So The Titles Are Easier To Read

The Library Places The Books On The Lower Shelves On Their Sides So The Titles Are Easier To Read

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just a thought!
Community Member
2 years ago

Really simple yet clever !

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#22

Our Librarian This Halloween

Our Librarian This Halloween

After being told countless times by students that he looks a lot like a certain TV character, our librarian finally gave in and embraced his inner sociopath this Halloween. He sat like this for the first hour the library was open.

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Yui S
Community Member
2 years ago

Who's this???

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#23

This Library Was Built Exactly Over The Canada-USA Border (The Black Line)

This Library Was Built Exactly Over The Canada-USA Border (The Black Line)

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Feelin’ Memes
Community Member
2 years ago

Me: *Spots book that I have been looking for* Me: * Notices that it is in the other country Me: * NOOOOOOOOOOO!

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#24

My University Library Took Out Consecutive Sections Of Shelves. Can See From One Wall To The Other

My University Library Took Out Consecutive Sections Of Shelves. Can See From One Wall To The Other

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 years ago

What's the purpose? I don't understand...

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#25

Display At My Local Library

Display At My Local Library

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

I'll comment on this later

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#26

At My Library You Can Pick Up Bags Of Books In A Certain Genre Without Knowing What Those Books Are

At My Library You Can Pick Up Bags Of Books In A Certain Genre Without Knowing What Those Books Are

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Iris Engler
Community Member
2 years ago

I like this idea. Sometimes you'll find unexpected treasures this way

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#27

Our Library's Hurricane Prep

Our Library's Hurricane Prep

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Feelin’ Memes
Community Member
2 years ago

So true.

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#28

Albena, Bulgaria Beach Library

Albena, Bulgaria Beach Library

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Feelin’ Memes
Community Member
2 years ago

Bet they have stuff that makes books waterproof

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#29

Old School Love Letter Station At Library

Old School Love Letter Station At Library

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

no autocorrect here...true love will show!

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#30

Found At My University's Library. Gotta Love Nanas

Found At My University's Library. Gotta Love Nanas

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Guinevere
Community Member
2 years ago

That's so nice :D

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#31

Library Aisle At My University. They Got Two Aisles Full Of Board Games That You Borrow

Library Aisle At My University. They Got Two Aisles Full Of Board Games That You Borrow

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh I loved that about my library when I was a kid. My parents never bought board games, so we just borrowed them from the library.

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#32

This Library Has The Approximate Time In Words Projected Onto It

This Library Has The Approximate Time In Words Projected Onto It

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GB1997
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2 years ago

I don't know why but i LOVE this

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#33

A Mini Library Modeled After The Building Behind It

A Mini Library Modeled After The Building Behind It

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this, there are many neighborhoods in my area that have mini-libraries around its a good way to get people to read.

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#34

Laptops You Can Borrow At The Austin Public Library

Laptops You Can Borrow At The Austin Public Library

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STicKy
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2 years ago

hoping to have this in the Philippines...

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#35

I Was Studying In The Library When My Phone Rang. Returned After A Few Minutes

I Was Studying In The Library When My Phone Rang. Returned After A Few Minutes

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Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
2 years ago

leaving valuables anywhere in public.... not the best move. Glad the theft was only virtual, and not literal.

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#36

Found In Buffalo Library. It’s True Tho... #adfree

Found In Buffalo Library. It’s True Tho... #adfree

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Feelin’ Memes
Community Member
2 years ago

Soooo true

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#37

This Poster Outside My School Library

This Poster Outside My School Library

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Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
2 years ago

Did Gaston write the sign?

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#38

My Library Has A Spot For People To Listen To Records

My Library Has A Spot For People To Listen To Records

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

Such a great idea/service! My library, the main branch had a huge collection of phonograph records of all genres. They also had these old fashioned record players and old fashioned head phones (think 78rpm, thick Bakelite and cloth cords). I spent hours in that room when I was growing up. I haven't been in that room for years, but next time I'm at the main branch, I'm going to check it out. I bet they have 21st century equipment these days!

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#39

Girlfriends Library Card

Girlfriends Library Card

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago (edited)

"more inside" LMAO

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#40

Big Books For Little Readers

Big Books For Little Readers

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years ago

This is cute.

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#41

Basement Floor Of My Campus Library Has A Treadmill With A Computer, So You Can Exercise & Study At The Same Time

Basement Floor Of My Campus Library Has A Treadmill With A Computer, So You Can Exercise & Study At The Same Time

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

If the treadmill powers the computer.. That would be brilliant..

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#42

The Tech School Library I Went To Has Sleeping Pods

The Tech School Library I Went To Has Sleeping Pods

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Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

In Australia when extreme heat is coming we are advised - if you don't have air conditioning - to go to libraries for a cool down. So this would be brilliant.

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#43

The Cafe In My Local Library Has A Table For People Happy To Chat To Strangers

The Cafe In My Local Library Has A Table For People Happy To Chat To Strangers

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Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

I have seen cafe in bookshop. Would love to have one in library!

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#44

This Sign Is In My Local Library. The Logic Is Unassailable

This Sign Is In My Local Library. The Logic Is Unassailable

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Not entirely their fault. The hands of a T-Rex were too short to hold a book

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#45

Campus Library Installs Grass. Real Grass

Campus Library Installs Grass. Real Grass

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Feelin’ Memes
Community Member
2 years ago

Farmer: I want to go library but I have sheep to look after. Wait a minute....I could my sheep there with me and they can eat the grass.

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#46

Library Has "Recently Returned" Section So You Can See What Other People Have Been Reading

Library Has "Recently Returned" Section So You Can See What Other People Have Been Reading

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Isn't this a feature in most libraries? There's one in every library I've been to, but maybe it's just a thing specific to my country

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#47

Had A Volunteer Help Me Make These Stools Out Of Our Discarded Books For New Library Seating

Had A Volunteer Help Me Make These Stools Out Of Our Discarded Books For New Library Seating

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Catherine Hankinson
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a brilliant idea!

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#48

This Library Likes To Play Games

This Library Likes To Play Games

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
2 years ago

This library is sadly pointing out the conditions they have. This might be a cry for help.

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#49

My Local Library Has A Mini Art Vending Machine

My Local Library Has A Mini Art Vending Machine

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Chancey
Community Member
2 years ago

What is actually in there? I need to know!

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#50

At My Local Library... You Can Rent Fishing Poles... Only In Arkansas

At My Local Library... You Can Rent Fishing Poles... Only In Arkansas

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Carmen
Community Member
2 years ago

I wonder how many people came in with the intent to check out a fishing rod and happened to check out books as well?

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