A record was set in Kaunas – about 500 people read books aloud at one time

On Friday, the Kaunas County Public Library invited everyone to pick up a significant and heartwarming book, newspaper, magazine, excerpt or any other life-changing reading and come to the Cathedral.

For those who did not have a reading, it was suggested to go on a blind date with a book. During the date, it was possible to choose a reading, judging the work not by the cover, but by short messages on the book packaging.

However, according to the organizers, most of the participants of the mass reading brought their favorite book.

Such an action was intended not only to celebrate the library’s birthday together with visitors, readers, literature and culture enthusiasts, partners and colleagues, to congratulate every friend of the library, but also to invite them to discover the pleasure of reading, to pay attention to its benefits and to prove that Kaunas is a reading city.

Photo by Erika Ovčarenko/BNS/Reading record

Registration for the mass reading on Independence Square began at 12 o’clock. In total, about 500 people registered.

How 15min said Edita Urbonavičienė, director of the Kaunas County Public Library, the number of participants exceeded expectations – up to 300 were expected to gather.

At the beginning, a mass warm-up of verbal expression was organized: one of the longest Lithuanian words was spoken – no more priskiškiškakopustelăuăniţii, and after it the record itself was already achieved – the largest number of people reading aloud at the same time.

The campaign participants read aloud for 3 minutes, the remaining 2 minutes – in silence.

“We set a library reading record. This is training before next year, when we will aim for the Lithuanian mass reading aloud record”, assured E.Urbonavičienė.

Photo by Erika Ovčarenko/BNS/Reading record

Photo by Erika Ovčarenko/BNS/Reading record

We want to achieve the record on the occasion of the opening of the library’s main building after the reconstruction. It is believed that the event will be organized at the end of 2023.

The director of the library also presented a new offered service – a book to the home. From now on, any book from any Lithuanian library can be downloaded to homes anywhere in Lithuania.


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