Oak Park Public Library Warrior Librarians take the gold
We first saw the Oak Park Public Library’s book cart drill team at a local Fourth of July parade a few years back. It was a revelation—a display of precision choreography never seen in the stacks. The team has come a long way since then and last Sunday, as reported by NPR, the Oak Park Public Library Warrior Librarians, as they are now known, reached the pinnacle of book cart drill team competition and grabbed the Gold Book Cart Award at the Chicago convention of the American Library Association.
A brief clip of their winning moves is available with the NPR story. Also see a video on Youtube of an earlier version of the team’s routine at the Illinois Library Association conference last fall.
The OPPL Valkries are, apparently, headed for Disneyland.