We LOVE contests! Especially ones that have our patrons sharing their creative gifts with us! In the past have done various creation contests that fit whatever the summer reading theme is that year such as castles, critters, and beach bags. This year, with a water-theme for summer reading, we went with boats! Our only real rules were that the boats had to fit a base of no bigger than 12″ x 18″ and that no food items could be used to build. Otherwise, anything was fair game (and no, they didn’t have to survive a float test!). The boats that came rolling in blew us away!
We have four categories up on display currently. To make it fair, the categories are preschool and kindergarten, grades 1 through 3, grades 4 through 6, and a family category which is new but hugely popular! The cool thing is that patrons who come in can vote for their favorite in EACH category. The winners will be displayed for a week before going back to their creators with a prize. Voting is going on through the 20th, so if you haven’t voted yet, stop by and cast a ballot for your favorites!