Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Baraboo Bookers Compete at ALA Conference

The Wisconsin Book Cart Drill Team champions, the Baraboo Bookers of Baraboo Public Library, competed at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago this past Sunday, July 12, but the Oak Park, (IL) Public Library Warrior Librarians took home first place. Other teams in the contest, sponsored by DEMCO, were “Delaware Diamonds,” The State of Delaware, the “Steel City Kings,” University of Pittsburgh, and the “Cart Wheels,” Des Plaines (IL) Public Library. A story on NPR features quotes from Baraboo's Gretchen Roltgen, who sported blue hair for the competition.

According to ALA, DEMCO provided book carts for the event as well as prizes. Award-winning children’s book author/illustrator Mo Willems (The Elephant and Piggie books) and Jon Scieszka (“The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Fairy Tales”) served as Color Commentators for the event.

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