Howard County Library

Pass the Book by the Numbers – Friday July 22, 2011

Week three of the 2011 longest pass contest features another long-distance international pass. Book 1073, registered in Tokyo, Japan on December 25, 2010, was passed 1093 miles this week to Shanghai, China. Book 1073 is the first copy of Pay the Piper sent to China, and is our second Pass the Book to find a home there, after book 484 was registered there in June 2010. Book 1073 is also the book with the third farthest single pass since July 1st, as well as one of our most-passed books.

Book 766 was registered for the third time this week, and three books were registered for the first time. With all of this activity, there are now more than 200 different registered copies of Pay the Piper out in the world to pass.

Here are the details of this week’s registrations:

1073 Shanghai, China 2011-07-16 05:04:17
698 Olney, MD, USA 2011-07-17 15:20:24
766 Laurel, MD, USA 2011-07-17 21:03:42
662 Ellicott City, MD, USA 2011-07-17 21:28:54
679 Ellicott City, MD, USA 2011-07-18 15:35:35

Our totals are climbing as we get closer to 450 active copies, 600 total passes, and 100 copies registered twice:

- Secret Hour Pay the Piper Total
Active Copies 235 202 437
Number of Passes 339 248 587
Passed Twice 61 31 92
Passed Three Times 17 7 24
Passed Four Times 4 1 – Book 810 5
Passed Five Times 1 – Book 446 2 – Book 1158, Book 1073 3
Passed Six Times 1 – Book 562 - -
Participating States 17 12 -
Participating Countries 8 6 -

If you have a book, pass it this week! If you would like a book to register, read and pass, visit your closest branch of Howard County Library System.

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