Book Art Contest at the Library

ALA_NLW2015_375x474National Library Week is April 12-18, and this year the theme is Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library ®. As part of our celebration of this joyous observance, the Library is coordinating a Book Art Contest for the most creative use of discarded books from the Library collection.

A Contest for Destroying Books?!
Libraries regularly weed books because they have been replaced by newer editions, have been damaged beyond repair, or because they no longer support the research or enrichment needs of the community. We are currently discarding a large number of bound periodicals that our experience indicates we will be unable to sell or donate to another organization. Rather than recycle them, we are inviting the Regent and CBN communities to give them new life as works of art.

Rules & Eligibility
Basically, the only rules are that your creation must include old Library books be received by 3:00 pm on April 8, 2015. Members of the Regent and CBN communities may participate individually or as a group. For a complete list of rules, fine print, as well as an entry form, see our
official contest rules page.

The possibilities are endless, and it’s not as hard as you think. There are a number of excellent tutorials on YouTube, such as this one:


Winner info!
All entries will be judged by a blind jury, and the winners will be announced on April 13th at 3:00 pm in the Library Gallery at our National Library Week kickoff.
Prizes for the winners will be: 1st place: $150, 2nd place: $100, and 3rd place: $50. During National Library Week, visitors to the exhibition will be able to vote for a “People’s Choice Award,” the winner of which will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

For more information, please see our book art contest webpages or contact Stephanie Lowell at