LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. – MARCH 4, 2020 – It’s official: Guinness World Records has confirmed that The Book Fairies officially broke the record for the longest line of books – 3.81 miles – at two Wyandanch, New York elementary schools in November. Transervice Logistics Inc., a leading provider of customized fleet maintenance and leasing solutions, partnered with The Book Fairies organization to attain the Guinness World Record, breaking the 2017 record of a 2.6 mile-long line of books set in Illinois.
More than 150 volunteers unpacked 500 boxes, counted and measured 31,000 books, and laid them end-to-end with just an inch overlap at two Wyandanch, New York elementary schools. A surveyor and independent witnesses were on hand to monitor the event which was held to raise awareness of the organization’s efforts to fight illiteracy and donate literature to underprivileged communities across Long Island, the New York metro area, and overseas.
Leading up to this year’s November 14 Guinness World Record Day, Transervice held two employee book drives to donate some 30 boxes filled with books, CDs, DVDs and magazines for The Book Fairies.
“We were delighted to sponsor The Book Fairies amazing Guinness World Record Day competition and even more excited to be part of the volunteer effort to help the organization achieve this incredible honor that puts the spotlight on their good works,” said Sean Schnipper, Transervice Marketing and Social Media Manager.
The day after the event was like Christmas morning for the hundreds of children and teachers at the Wyandanch schools, according to Amy Zaslansky, The Book Fairies Founder. “It was a truly emotional event to watch the children taking the books, begging their teachers to be able to get more books and hearing feedback from teachers as to the benefit of the books to them and the children they serve. “
Transervice Logistics Inc., headquartered in Lake Success, NY, provides customized transportation solutions including logistics, dedicated contract carriage, fleet leasing, contract maintenance, and material handling equipment leasing and maintenance. It maintains more than 122 regional and local facilities across North America and manages over 24,500 pieces of equipment. It has been providing these services since 1969 and is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. www.transervice.com
About The Book Fairies
The Book Fairies provides donated books to those in need. The organization is committed to decreasing the high rates of illiteracy in the New York area by collecting new and/or gently used books and matching them with libraries, schools, teachers and organizations in need that would not otherwise have the means to obtain them. Since its inception in 2012, The Book Fairies has donated over 1 million books to over 500 underprivileged schools and organizations across Long Island and the greater New York metropolitan area. http://www.thebookfairies.org/