Library to celebrate National Library Week with a LEGO contest

A special event is planned for the week of April 12-17 … National Library Week 2014a LEGO contest that could involve people of all ages either individually or as a group. Entries in this event must be a design inspired by a favorite book. The entries must be an original creationa kit, not a project found online, not a project found in a magazine, etc. Participants will choose to enter one of the following four categories: Family; grades 3-5; grades 6-8; grades 9-12/adult. Start planning your entry now! Winners will receive an Amazon gift card. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each division and for the public’s favorite. Direct questions to Adult Services Librarian Sharon Gage or Children’s Librarian Susan Slater at 723-4650. This event is made possible through the generosity of the attendees of the 2014 Midwinter Library Benefit.

Rules for the event are:

1.Use your own LEGO, DUPLO, Mega Bloks or other LEGO compatible plastic bricks.

2.Entries must be a design inspired by your favorite book. Entries must be your own creation, not a kit, project found online, or in a magazine, etc.

3.Your creation must be on a base no bigger than 15″ x 15″ and your completed project may be no taller than three feet. Entries exceeding maximum dimensions will be eliminated from prizes.

4.One entry per participant or team. Please note teams will compete for a single prize. Those entering with a team cannot also enter as an individual.

5.Entries will be accepted in these four categories: family, grades 3-5; grades 6-8; grades 9-12/adult. Team projects will be placed in the age category of the oldest participant of the team excluding family teams.

6.Please complete an entry form and submit it with your entry. Entry forms are available at the Warren Public Library (hanging on the wall in the entry on the parking lot side) as well as online at the Library’s webpage under “Upcoming Library Events”.

7.Completed projects must be delivered to the library by 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Entries may not be submitted before April 12.

8.Projects will be available for public viewing and voting in the Slater Room on the third floor from April 14. The library is not responsible for damage or loss.

9.A panel of judges will determine the winners. The judges’ decisions are final. Judging will take place between April 14 and 16, at the judge’s convenience.

10.Entries may be taken home after the awards ceremony which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17. They must be removed no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 18.