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Library District stages 12th Annual Book Float Competition

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The Grand County Library District is holding its 12th annual Book Float Contest. This popular activity for elementary age children uses imagination and creativity as children craft a miniature display based on the theme of a favorite book.

"The range and creativity is always so exciting to see" says Emily Pedersen, branch manager in Kremmling. "The kids really express their love of reading and books in this project. The competition is so intriguing that we often have adults wanting to join in."

The rules are simple. Decorate a shoe box (or other box of similar size) with a scene based on a favorite book or a character in a book. Label the entry with the title of the book, the author and your grade. Complete an application and waiver, available from any Grand County library branch. Then return the completed float and application to your closest branch by May 6.

Winners from each branch will be chosen in five categories: most creative, best use of materials, best interpretation, most colorful and the people's choice 2015. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and winners will receive a special prize.

This year, everyone is invited to join in the judging. Come by the library after May 6, view the entries and cast a vote. Winners will be announced on May 13.

Have fun!

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