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Guiness World Record Attempt 2015

NLD 2015In the build up to National Libraries Day on February 7th 2015 Barbara Band is planning to co-ordinate a new World Record attempt - here are a few early details.

  • The record is going to be "The most books exchanged in 8 hours (at multiple venues)" - the current record is 2868 books (although this was done at one location).
  • It is being held on Friday 6th February from 8am to 4pm.  Some of you may want to involve staff and parents in this so you can run the book swap alongside a coffee morning.
  • Ideas of things to do will be available when more publicising is done later, but you can basically make it as large or small as you want. You can run it for the whole 8 hours (which covers before and after the school day), breaktimes, in an English lesson, etc. This event is also more inclusive than the other GWR as younger children can participate whereas before they needed to be old enough to write the story within the timeframe - so Barbara is hoping that we will get students of all ages bringing in books to swap from board books to sixth formers.
  • This is going to be open to any UK school, as with the previous record it is for "UK school librarians and their students".
  • The guidelines will be confirmed as soon as they are available.

Last time there were over 70 schools and over 3000 students participating ... let's make it bigger and better in 2015!  Please direct any queries to Barbara.

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