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ALA 2005 – 6/26 – Book Cart Drill Teams

When: Sunday, June 26 2005 01:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place, Chicago IL
My Role: Bystander
I was at the first ever Book Cart Drill Team World Championship!


I couldn’t stay for the whole event, but did catch a number of teams. Most were excellent, and all were a lot of fun to watch. The Pitt Crew, my home team, was great! While they weren’t quite in the lead when I left, they totally should have been.

I really hope this becomes a regular event at ALA and elsewhere. I took part in a team at the Fairport Public Library two years ago in a 4th of July Parade. It was great! The public thought it was hilarious (in a good way), and the whole thing made great promotion for the library. Local TV news coverage and everything.

Someone who stayed the whole time, please let me know how it turned out!


I just ran into Lori and Sarah from the team at the airport (where I’m writing this deluge of entries for later posting). Unfortunately, they didn’t place in the final results. But spirits are high and fun was had by all.