Caleb Rosen and Megan Alldredge, winner and runner-up in the 2011 Fourth Grade Book Contest, read their winning entries during the Saturday March 5 reception at the Redmond Library. Library staff organized the event, featuring colorful decorations and tables with all the contest entries on display for visitors to enjoy. Following the program, refreshments were served and authors Caleb and Megan signed their books.
Library Branch Manager Linda Olson opened the program. She welcomed all in attendance and talked about the history of the book contest, which began in 2004 under the auspices of the library. Linda said the Library was honored to be a part of this annual event, which gives students the opportunity to write and illustrate their stories.
Guild President Elsie Rochna presented certificates of appreciation to all the teachers whose guidance, encouragement and enthusiasm that have inspired their students’ participation in the book contest. Elsie also recognized the entrants who received honorable mention for their books.
Caleb and Megan’s posters will join past contest winners on display in the Library’s Children’s Section. Both will read their books at the Rotary Club luncheon on April 14, and each will share their books at a future Central Oregon Writers Guild meeting. We look forward to hearing their creative and charming stories again!