Pumpkin Painting Contest Winners Four kids from the Stanley area won prizes for our pumpkin painting contest! Last month the library asked kids to paint a pumpkin to look like their favorite …
Pumpkin Painting Contest Winners
Four kids from the Stanley area won prizes for our pumpkin painting contest! Last month the library asked kids to paint a pumpkin to look like their favorite character from a book. It was wonderful to see the enthusiastic participation of all the contestants and we were so impressed by their artistic and creative talents. Four winning pumpkins were chosen from among the ten entries. Chloe won first place with her painted pumpkin of the cat from Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski. Mary won second place with her entry of Garfield, the lovable and hilarious cat from creator Jim Davis. Kinsley won third place with her entry of Raina from the autobiographical graphic novel, Smile. Finally, Peppa Pig, painted by Winnie, won fourth place. All contestants also receive a free book, so if you haven’t gotten one yet please stop by the library soon to pick yours up. Thank you to everyone who participated!
READ Grant Award
The D.R. Moon Memorial Library has been awarded $10,000 to continue and expand our READ program, funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Humanities strengthens the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual imagination. In the past year, with the help of an initial grant received in Fall 2020 through Wisconsin Humanities, the library has used the READ program to bring thousands of books to dozens of rural schools around Stanley and the surrounding areas. With the funding of this second grant, the library will be able to continue bringing books to rural schools and increasing literacy through this partnership with Wisconsin Humanities and our rural communities. A warm thank you to Wisconsin Humanities, the Stanley City Council, the D.R. Moon Memorial Library Board, and all Stanley community members for your generous support of our READ program. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this proj ect do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.