Curtis and Barney return some books to the school library where they find Booker T. Bookworm, the imaginary Librarian. Despite the fact that one is supposed to be quiet in the library, they burst into song. Booker T. helps find a book Ashley has been wanting to check out and Curtis and Barney bring it to her at the clubhouse. Everybody is excited so they all head back to the library to find more books.
While everybody is busy browsing the catalog, Curtis' obsessive enthusiasm for the library begins to have a weird effect on him. The gang blows it off and return to the clubhouse with their books, leaving Curtis behind.
When Barney and the kids get back to the library they find Curtis to have been transformed into Booker's assistant, complete with worm-suit, spectacles and nasal worm-librarian voice. Barney's a little concerned about this so he finds a book for Curtis to help break this zombie-like spell. Soon Curtis is back to his own special self.
Educational Theme: The Fun of Reading Books and Being Yourself
|Barney & Friends Episode|
|Books Are Fun!|
|Season 5, Episode 1|
|Air date||November 2, 1998|
|Written by||Stephen White|
|Directed by||Steven Feldman|
- Barney Theme Song
- Books are Fun
- Five Little Butterflies
- The Barney Bag
- If I Lived Under the Sea
- Muffin Man Medley (Muffin Man, Hot Cross Buns, Pat-A-Cake)
- Laugh With Me!
- Everyone is Special
- I Love You
- Curtis wear the same clothes from Colors All Around, I Would Like To Be A Baker, Doug and Becky Like To Show Your Marrinettes and A Different Kinds of Homes In The World. And a short hair.
- Ashley wear the same clothes from Becky's Choclate Treats. And a pony tail.
- Hannah wear the same shirt from A Different Kinds of Homes In The World. And the same clothes from Everybody Do Your Share! and A Hunting We Will Go (episode). And a long hair.
- Robert wear the same clothes from Playing The Harp, It Is Autumn!, A Veternarian: A Doctor For Animals and A Hunting We Will Go (episode). And a short hair.
- The Season 5 Barney doll is the same from "I Like To Be An Artist".
- This episode marks the first appearance of Barney's Season 5 costume. Even though it debuted in My Party with Barney.
- The Barney costume used in this episode was also seen in "That Sounds Like An Opposite To Me!".
- The musical arrangements used in this episode were also heard in "ABC Animals".
- Three of the kids (Ashley, Curtis and Hannah) also appeared in Walk Around the Block with Barney (with Stephen) and Ashley, Hannah and Robert appeared in Let's Play School! (with Jeff) and Let's Eat (with Chip). However, Ashley, Curtis and Robert also appeared in It's Time for Counting (with Kim and Kristen) and Easy, Breezy Day! (with Chip).