May 19, 2022

Public Libraries: King County Library System Sorts 12,572 Books in One Hour to Become 2015 National Library Sorting Champion

From The Seattle Times:

The King County Library System has been crowned 2015 National Library Sorting Champion, defeating the New York Public Library with an official count of 12,572 books sorted by the KCLS team in one hour to New York’s 12,371.

In winning Tuesday, KCLS both gets its revenge for a defeat in last year’s competition and regains its spot as the overall head-to-head champion, leading the series 3-2.

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See Also: NY Times: “New York and Seattle Public Libraries Compete in Book-Sorting Battle” (November 6, 2015)

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