Reading world record attempt set for Friday


FORT FRANCES—If you’ve ever wanted to break a Guinness world record, then Friday is your chance!
Alongside other groups from across the country, the Fort Frances Public Library will be hosting an event starting exactly at 2 p.m. to help break the world record for the “Most Children Reading With an Adult, Multiple Locations.”
The event is part of the build-up to Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27.
Five stories in the “Munschworks 2” anthology, including “Pigs,” “Mortimer,” “Murmel, Murmel,” “Something Good,” and “Purple, Green, Yellow,” written by world-famous Canadian children’s author Robert Munsch, will be read at the library.
Since no pre-registration is required, the number of people who will be participating here Friday is unknown, noted children’s librarian Andrea Avis, but adding everyone is welcome to come out.
Citizen of the Year Linda Hamilton will be dropping by the library to stand as the independent witness for the attempt.
Refreshments also will be provided by Tim Hortons.
More than 100,000 people from across Canada have registered to say they will be participating in the record-breaking attempt, which runs from 2 p.m. (EST) on Jan. 23 to 2 p.m. (EST) on Jan. 24.
The current record was set in 2006 by the United States, with 78,791 participants.
(Fort Frances Daily Bulletin)