Behold the giant bookmark

johnboy 11 September 2012 1

giant bookmark

We have been quite enjoying the progress of the world’s biggest useless thing at ACT libraries.

Territory and Municipal Services today reports on the progress:

Dickson Library has been inundated with knitted donations, receiving 16,729 individual bookmarks so far as part of its National Year of Reading challenge to create Canberra’s longest bookmark.

“We have achieved just over 85 per cent of our goal of 19,381 bookmarks (21cm long and 6cm wide), which will allow us to create an enormous knitted bookmark,” said Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT.

“Canberrans both young and old have been working hard since February, with the intention of creating a bookmark that equals the distance between Dickson and Civic libraries – that’s just over four kilometres.

“We are overwhelmed with how popular the project has already become. Primary school students (including a group from the Blue Gum School), local authors, National Year of Reading ACT Ambassadors and volunteers from as far as Sydney, Adelaide and Broken Hill, are all contributing to this great project. One volunteer, Althea O’Rourke, has donated 1,000 bookmarks.

Sadly we hear the folks at Guinness are not interested in knitted bookmark records.

[Photos Courtesy TAMS]

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One Response to Behold the giant bookmark
poetix poetix 12:16 pm 11 Sep 12

If it’s all in that colour scheme, they could sell it to the Sydney Swans.

I wonder which local authors have been needling away? Ones who should spend more time writing, presumably.

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