FPS staff report
June 19, 2012
New books from local authors and illustrators will arrive at the Carroll County District Library during winter 2012-2013.
The books were named winners in the annual Young Authors Contest sponsored each year by the library. According to Marcia Schaffer, children’s librarian, the contest has been ongoing for close to 20 years. “One of the first contest winners was a book written by Michelle Arbogast (now known as Carrollton Elementary first grade teacher, Mrs. Eddy) and illustrated by Jami LeMay.”
Students in grades 1-8 may participate and another student, regardless of their grade, can illustrate the book as long as they are a student enrolled in the qualifying schools. Books average 32 pages. Books are judged at individual schools before being sent to the library for consideration.
Winning books (first place only) from each building are then bound and a copy remains in the county library, the school library the author attended, and the author/illustrator receives a copy.
The winners for the 2012 contest were:
Augusta Elementary - “The Day I Flew My Kite” by Evan Days, illustrated by Emelia Days; Bell Herron Middle School - “The Mustache Hall of Fame” by Hannah Lutton; Carrollton Elementary (tie) - “Troxin Boxin Eats and Beats the Worm” by Abby Shockey and “William P. Worm” by Colton Trushel; Dellroy Elementary - “Children Around the World” by Jessi Cramer and Olivia Lindenbaum; and Minerva Christian School, “A Zebra Named Pip” by Lauren Swast.
For more information, contact the Carroll County District Library at 330-627-2613 or visit www.carrolllibrary.org.