When the public library in Rawicz, Poland needed to move its entire collection from it’s 70 year-old library to a new building 350 meters away it put out a call for help from the local community. On November 25, 2022, more than 600 volunteers showed up to form a human chain to pass 3,400 parcels of books. It took them just two hours to complete the project, which transfered more than 100,000 books in record time.
Adrianna Kaczmarek, the director of the Public Library of Rawicz, said:
The action was supposed to involve 470 people. We recalculated the route from the old place to the new one and decided: that’s enough. But people continued to appear, over 600 came.
More info (in Polish): Rawicz. “Łańcuch rąk” przeniósł książki do nowej biblioteki