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Pass the Book by the Numbers – September 3, 2010

grandrapidsThree books were registered this week, including one copy in the Midwest. Book 592 was passed a distance of 650 miles from Laurel, MD to Grand Rapids, Michigan this week, joining book 91 there.

295 Columbia, MD 21045, USA 08/29/10 02:24 PM
275 Elkridge, MD, USA 09/01/10 02:51 PM
592 Grand Rapids, MI, USA 09/02/10 03:10 PM

In other news,we’re pleased to recognize the winners of this summer’s farthest pass contest. Three long-distance international passes captured the prizes.

  • Aiveen D. passed book 484 3000 miles from Henan, China to Sunny L. in Kamchatka
  • Mary C. passed book 441 3368 miles from Ellicott City to Orla M. in Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Phillip S. passed book 144 3670 miles from Columbia, MD to Dorothea S. in Bergen, Norway.

Congratulations to our six winners. Thanks for passing the book such a long distance!

Watch this space next week for an announcement about Pass the Book 2011, which will kick off during Teen Read Week October 17-23 2010.

One Response to “Pass the Book by the Numbers – September 3, 2010”

  1. Pass The Book » Blog Archive » Longest Pass Contest 2011 Says:

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