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Upcycle Books Challenge 2017

When: October 28, 2017

Where: Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave., SE, Carmel, Program Room


  • 1 - 2pm: Participants arrive
  • 2 - 3pm : Public viewing and judging
  • 3 - 3:30 pm: Awarding of prizes


  • Entries must be made from upcycling books and/or magazines. Books for challenge available at the library September 9th. Material for connecting pieces can be made from other materials.
  • Dimensions of entry must be no more than 3' x 3'.


  • Youth (13 to 18)
  • Adult (18+)
  • Family

Ideas: Tie-in to our librarywide theme with an entry inspired by science or technology.

Judging: Judging will be based on visual criteria -

  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Effective Use of Materials (Books)
  • Usefulness andFunctionality of the Upcycled Object
  • Artistry

Awards: Three winners from each category will be selected for:

  • People's Choice
  • Most Practical
  • Most Artistic

Prizes: Each winner will receive a gift card

What We're Reading

The One-in-a-Million Boy
Monica Wood

104-year-old Ona Vitkus is a lonely woman who feels her life is behind her until an 11-year-old boy enters her life. Assigned to do community service as part of a Boy Scout badge, the boy meets Ona and asks how old she is. When he hears that she is over 100 years old, he creates lists of Guiness World Records that he encourages her to try and break.