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Millennium Bookball

Millennium Bookball sculpture showing all of the best books of the millennium
George W. Hart
Northport - Main Level

In the spring of 1999, the Library Trustees commissioned Northport sculptor George W. Hart to create The Millennium Bookball. This complex spherical arrangement of 60 interlocking books is suspended from the ceiling of the Main Reading Room of the Northport Library. Each book is engraved with the title and author of one of the "Best Books of the Century" as selected by community members. This unique and beautiful work of art was funded, in part, through the generous donation of community residents whose names are engraved on a plaque in Northport's Main Reading Room. Click here for a bookmark PDF. Watch a video of the Bookball's assembly.