Help Us Break a World Record

Attempt accepted by Guinness World Records®:
"Most people balancing books on their heads at the same time."

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Greenfield-Central High School Football Field

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We Need You!

Be a Record Breaker

Ages: Kids entering 1st grade - adults
Ability: You must be able to walk 5½ yards while balancing a book on your head.

Cheer Us On

We'll have a cheering section for family members unable or too young (under 6 years old) to participate. Children need an adult with them.

Partner With Us

Register your school, business, or other organization as a group and receive special recognition as a partner.
We'll be glad to provide promotional materials.

Be a Record Breaker - Again! Last year we broke a record of One Million Checkouts.
This year, we're going for a World Record - "Most people balancing books on their heads at the same time."

 Before the Event

  • Each person must find a book to bring to the event that is the correct size.
  • Register individually online or as a group by calling
    (317) 462-5141, Ext. 238.
  • Practice, practice, practice!

Get a Book

Book no larger than 12.2" x 9" and no smaller than 9" x 5.9"
  • Find a new or gently-used book you'd like to donate to a local literacy program
  • Or check out a library book
  • Or bring a book from home.
The library children's desks have outlines of the correct sizes. You can place your book on them to check. If you forget to bring a book, don't worry - we'll have extras at the event.

 On the Day: May 30

  1. Come to the Greenfield-Central High School football field and look for balloons at the entrances.
  2. Check in and get a number.
A steward will be assigned to assist you and answer questions during the event. We'll count to 1,000 on the loudspeaker as the field fills up.

 During the Attempt

  • Balance one book on your head. The book must be no larger than 12.2" x 9" and no smaller than 9" x 5.9".
  • At the signal, everyone will walk 5½ yards at the same time.
  • To succeed, you must finish the course and not use your hands to balance the book.
  • If the book falls, stop and put it back on your head. Remove your hands from the book before moving forward.

Cheer Us OnWe Need Your Clapping Hands


A world record deserves applause. Children too young to participate and their caregivers, please join our cheer section in the football field stands. It's an ideal spot to watch the book-balancing action on the field and clap wildly as 1,000+ family members, friends, and neighbors in Hancock County set a world record!

  • Registration is not required to participate in the cheer block.
  • On the day of the event (Saturday, May 30), look for balloons at the entrance of the football field.
  • Check in at a separate line for the cheering section.
  • Cheer us on from the bleachers as we break a world record!
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Partner with Us


Help us get the 1,000 people we need to break the record.
Register your school, business, or other organization, and you'll receive special recognition as partners:
  • In our eNewsletter (6,000 subscribers)
  • On our website
  • In a thank-you ad
No sponsorship money is required! Just register your group and encourage participation.
To register your group or receive promotional materials, please call (317) 462-5141, ext. 238.

Greenfield-Central High School football field‎

801 N Broadway, Greenfield, IN

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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