This year's book selection is Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, which is "an old school mystery set firmly in tech-loving, modern day San Francisco" (Kevin Nguyen, Amazon review) that will appeal to book lovers, techies, and everyone in between.
Events will take place in various locations in all four counties. At Rowan Public Library, we have a great line-up of special programs for the whole family, including book discussions, craft workshops, and live-action Clue games. In addition to these programs, we also have some contests for children, teens, and adults to win cash prizes:
Hidden Picture Coloring Contest
Contest starts in February and runs through March 28th
Children ages 7-17 are invited to highlight hidden objects through coloring. Prizes awarded for three age categories: 7-10, 11-13, and 14-17. First place: $50 cash; second place: $25 cash; and $10 cash.
Shelf Room Contest
Drop off entries at any library location March 10-15th
Students (6th-12th grade), adults (post-high school), and teams (max. 4 people) are invited to build a scene from the book in miniature. Prizes will be awarded based on division level, creativity, and representation of the book. First place: $100 cash; second place: $75 cash; and $50 cash.
Entries collected online March 9 – April 9th
Students (ages 12-17) and adults (18+) are invited to submit up to two photos that represent themes from the book (ex. hidden messages). Prizes will be awarded based on division level, creativity, and representation of the book. First place: $50 cash; second place: $25 cash; and $10 cash.
Be sure to visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8229 for more information.