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Stuffed Animal Sleepover 2012

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

On Monday, July 23rd, the library hosted its first stuffed animal sleepover.  Children brought their favorite stuffed animal and  left them to have their own sleepover at the library. When they came to pick up their animals the next day, the children were able to take home pictures of what their critters had been up to in the night!

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Design with Books

Hello Booklovers: We have added a new title BOOKSHELF to our collection of design books. Here are some of our newer titles on living with books:

 

Books as design objects are in demand by interior designers, high-end builders, hotel developers and architects. Multimillion dollar homes have to come with libraries: spaces with built-in shelves and lots of books. And there are people who specialize in furnishing these libraries with books: 2,000 books wrapped in white or in cream colored leather? 4,000 books wrapped in black? No problem! Will they be read? That is another question!

 
Of related interest are these newspaper articles from the New York Times:
 
Selling a book by its cover - an article by Penelope Green, New York Times, Jan. 6, 2011.
Books as a way to grace a room (slideshow)
Should I Store My Messy Collection of Books? - article by Tim McKeough, New York Times, November 30, 2011.
Selling Books By Their Guilded Covers - article by Julie Bosman, New York Times, Dec. 3, 2011
 
 

It Came From a Book!

The Library as Incubator Project is proud to announce their partnership with TLT: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, The Real Fauxtographer , and EgmontUSA. Together, they will be hosting a Teen Read Week art contest called It Came From a Book!

The contest begins June 21st, and runs through September 30th. They will be collecting entries and announcing the winners  on The Library as Incubator Project website during Teen Read Week, October 14th-20th, 2012.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Here are the basics: read any book and create a piece of art inspired by the story. Your artwork can be any type– photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, manga– whatever you choose! Submit a digital photograph of your work to trwartcontest2012@gmail.com by 11:59 PM CST September 30th, 2012. Be sure to include the following information with your entry to ensure that it is eligible:

  • Make sure your entry has the subject heading TRW Art Contest
  • Include your full name, your library (school or public), and the title and author of the book that inspired your art.
  • Include the statement “I affirm that this is an original piece of artwork.”

During Teen Read Week, the Library as Incubator Project will host a digital art gallery of all entries to the It Came From a Book! TRW Art Contest, and we will also collect votes on the best library-incubated artwork. The winner will be announced on the site the following week.

PRIZES

  • $50 Amazon giftcard
  • Original art from The Real Fauxtographer
  • Library as Incubator Project t-shirts
  • Signed books from hot YA authors

Summer Reading 2012

Dream Big

It’s time to get ready for summer reading 2012! This year the theme is "Dream Big - Read!" The fun kicks off on June 20th with an exciting program by magician Jim Vagias. “Dream BIG: Read” will be held in Thornton Wilder Hall at 7:00. The program is free and no registration is necessary. Come between 6 and 7 to sign up for our Summer Reading Game and get a free pencil and bookmark. You will also receive your summer reading sheet to keep track of the time you spend reading.

After you read for four hours you can put a dreamy symbol on our summer reading board and receive a sticker and a pencil. 

Check our calendar of events or stop in for a schedule of all the great programs happening here this summer.

 

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