Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Please consider helping a local family in need have a brighter Christmas. These families are registered with the Valley Christian Service Center. Each tag on our tree represents one child, their age and three reqested gifts. Please return unwrapped gifts to the library by December 10th. Be sure to atttach the Angel Tree tag with the gifts to help us match the gifts with the correct family member number.
Make a donation and our staff will shop for you


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lafayette Library Presents:
Friday, December 10, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Quilt enthusiasts unite! Join us for a showing of diverse handmade quilts. Beginning Friday, December 3, you may view and bid on the beautiful "Trip Around the World" quilt made by the LaFayette Library Quilters group.

Silent Auction bids may be made in person or mailed to: LaFayette Pilot Public Library, 198 1st Street SE LaFayette, AL 36862 Minimum bid is $100. Minimum bid increment is $5.00. All proceeds go to the library for programming.

2010 Joy of the Holiday Season
Art, Poster, Writing and Photography Contest
Sponsored by Chambers County Library

You are invited to join our celebration this holiday season by participating in our annual art, poster and short story contest for students, preschool – grade 12. This year, we are adding a photography contest. Students are invited to write stories, create original art, design posters and take photographs that celebrate the holiday season. We appreciate students, parents, and teachers taking time to participate in this annual event. This is one of our favorite contests to sponsor at the library. We look forward to reading your stories and seeing your art. Listed below are the guidelines for the contest. If you have questions please contact Kati Behrens at Bradshaw Library at 334 768-2161 or Betty Barrett at LaFayette Pilot Public Library at 334-864-0012.

Short Story Guidelines
  1. Participants should create stories that encompass “the joy of the holiday season” theme.
  2. Stories should be typed or written in black ink. Hint: If someone other than the author edits the story, please leave it as close to what the author intended. The original version MUST be submitted along with the edited version.

  3. Stories should be neat in appearance. Stories with more than one page should be stapled or in a folder to prevent loss. Entries should have a cover sheet that includes: title of the story, student’s name, grade, teacher’s name, school, home phone number. Students are encouraged to illustrate their stories, but illustrations will not influence final judging.
  4. Classes are encouraged to participate. If this is not a class assignment, individuals may submit their own entries. Teachers, please share the guidelines with interested students.

  5. Although there isn’t a certain length for the stories, the entries should be well developed with recognizable characters and plot. **Hint: It usually requires more than one or two paragraphs to fully develop a story.

  6. Please remind students that short stories are works of fiction and should not be written as essays.

  7. Although stories can be inspired from actual events, they should not be a retelling of that event.

  8. Stories should be written by individuals, not in groups or as a class.

  9. The contest dates are November 8 - December 3. All entries must be
    delivered to the library by 6:00 pm on Friday, December 3. No exceptions.

All entries should be picked up by Friday, January 7. After this date, all entries will be discarded.

Poster Contest and Art Contest
Participants should create posters or art that depict “the joy of the holiday season.” Any medium may be used to illustrate the posters and art. For example, pictures from magazines may be used, paint, glitter, crayons or items from nature. Be creative. Adults may help, but please let the children create their own posters and art. **Hint: Judges especially enjoy posters and art that come from the child’s own hand. So, do not help too much. Below are the guidelines.

Guidelines for Christmas Poster and Art Contest

  1. The poster contest is for Preschool – grade 12. The art contest is for grades 2 - 12.

  2. Entries in the poster category will be divided into two groups: Individual and Group (class or family).

  3. Please be sure to state if your entry is an art entry or poster entry.

  4. Entries may be submitted until 6:00 on Friday, December 3. Posters and art received early will be displayed at the library until Awards Day.

  5. On the back of the posters and art, please put the child’s first and last names, grade, teacher’s name, school and home phone #. Groups submitting an entry should include a list of each child’s name who helped with the project.

All entries should be picked up by Friday, January 7. After this date, all entries
will be discarded.

Photography Guidelines

  1. The photography contest is for grades 7 – 12, only.

  2. Photos must adhere to the “Joy of the Season” theme.

  3. Photos entered in the photography category must have been taken by the entrant only.
  4. Photos may be Black and White or Color.

  5. Photos must be between 5x7” and 8x10”.

  6. Entries may not be framed; however they may be matted.

  7. Each entrant may submit up to three photos.

  8. Entries may be submitted until 6:00 on Friday, December 3. Photos received early will be displayed at the library until Awards Day.

  9. Entrant’s first & last names, grade, school and home phone # should be on the back of the photo.

All entries should be picked up by Friday, January 7. After this date, all entrieswill be discarded.