Librarians promote reading with viral video

Posted at 9:46 AM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 12:29:07-04

Livonia Public Library is gearing up for its summer reading program and the way employees are promoting it has gone viral!

The video uses stunt doubles to show librarians jumping, flipping and running around looking for good books to recommend for readers. The stunt doubles are from Phoenix Freerunning Academy and the video was edited by Livonia Television. 

“The reaction is phenomenal, it is so cool. We never expected it to be worldwide," says Carl Katafiasz, head of adult services at the library. 

The viral video has already been viewed nearly 25,000 times on Facebook from people all over the world.

The librarians are happy because it helps them push their message:

"Reading is crucial, reading is fundamental. We want each and every person out there to just start reading," says Katafiasz.

"Summer comes and kids are out of school and we don’t want them to lose any of that good stuff they learned all school year," adds Toni LaPorte, library director.

Learn more about the reading program and view the viral video here.