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Seattle Public Library Breaks Book Domino Record

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This is totally awesome, and I rarely use that word, but it's justified this time.



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The Seattle Public Library launched the 2013 Summer Reading Program by setting a new world record for the longest book domino chain!

The books used to make this domino chain were either donated or are out of date and no longer in the library's collection. They are now being sold by the Friends of Seattle Public Library to help raise money for library programs and services.

No books were harmed during the filming of this video.


More on this wonderous event here:

http://www.bookpatrol.net/2013/06/let-books-fall-where-they-may-seattle.html#.UbGEh-skhcz

And here:

http://www.spl.org/about-the-library/library-news-releases/book-domino-record-531

Quote by The Seattle Public Library



Release Date: 06/03/2013

The Seattle Public Library breaks world record for longest book domino chain

"Before the Fall" was the first book in the Book Domino Chain

It took a total of seven hours of setup and five tries, but at around 11 p.m. Friday, May 31, The Seattle Public Library set the world's record for the longest book domino chain. (Note: Confirmed by recordsetter.com.)



The record-breaking event was held on the third floor of the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. A total of 2,131 books followed a complex pathway that included ramps up and across book stacks, around a large planter in the center of the floor, up and down sets of stairs, bridges and more. At one point, one book has to fall from a shelf to the floor to continue the book domino chain. At different locations while the books are dropping, patrons are reading. One woman, for example, looks like she is reading at the beach, while another couple appears to be having a picnic and reading. A portion of the book domino chain spelled the word "read."


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