Book brigade transfers library

A really cool Story from The Dailyherald in Chicago, on moving the Des Plaines Public Library. They had an old-fashioned bucket brigade with 1,000 people, and just handed the books down the line. Sounds like fun to me!

\"In all, 1,000 books were passed from resident to resident, in slightly more than 40 minutes. Mayor Tony Arredia passed the first book, \"Baby\'s First Book\" by Sam Williams, to start the brigade.\"Some 20 minutes later, the children\'s hardcover landed in the hands of Sister Carmen Marie Grango, a member of the Holy Family of Nazareth Congregation, who handed it off to library officials to be shelved.


\"We chose to start the brigade with books for children, because they\'re the ones who are going to grow up with this library,\" said Barb Saletnik of circulation services.
Some 20 minutes later, the children\'s hardcover landed in the hands of Sister Carmen Marie Grango, a member of the Holy Family of Nazareth Congregation, who handed it off to library officials to be shelved.


\"We chose to start the brigade with books for children, because they\'re the ones who are going to grow up with this library,\" said Barb Saletnik of circulation services.


A festive atmosphere permeated the line from start to finish. Bagpipers with the Glengael Pipe Band moved the books along at the beginning of the line, while the Des Plaines Community Band kept up the beat at the other end. As the first books started coming in, the band played a medley of songs from \"The Sound of Music.\"


A festive atmosphere permeated the line from start to finish. Bagpipers with the Glengael Pipe Band moved the books along at the beginning of the line, while the Des Plaines Community Band kept up the beat at the other end. As the first books started coming in, the band played a medley of songs from \"The Sound of Music.\"

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