Good things are happening in Norman, Oklahoma, as the city was able to build and open a brand-new library building.
But, there was a problem. Somehow, all the books from the old library needed to get to the new library – a big job.
Library officials had a creative solution. They got 650 volunteers to form a human chain to move books from the old library to the new one.
The volunteers stood shoulder to shoulder, forming a human chain more than a quarter-mile long. That’s longer than five football fields.
Then, for 45 minutes, they passed the library’s collection of children’s books along, person-to-person, until they reached their destination.
Many of the volunteers were inspired to help because of the memories they had of the old library. They wanted to be a part of the fun and say their farewells.
And, they also wanted to welcome in the new library, which will inspire the next generation of children to read and learn.