Chester County Library announces summer activity awards

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The Chester County Library had 33 entries in the third annual Pre K-12th grade LEGO creation contest this year! The theme was Tails and Tales, and entries were encouraged to relate to animals, animal habitats or ecosystems. Our winners for the 2021 LEGO Creation Contest are as follows:

Pre K – First grade LEGO creation winners
First place: Matilda Montague with
“Nature pond” (Pictured above)
Second place: Sadie Cloud with “Mr. Zuckerman’s Farm”
Third place: Elaine Gallardo with “Zoo”
Crowd favorite: Sadie Cloud with “Mr. Zuckerman’s Farm”
(Pictured below)

Sixth – Eighth grade LEGO creation winners
First place: Emma Floyd with
“Warriors on an Island” (Pictured above)
Second place: Kaylee Rein with “A Giraffe in a Grassland”
Third place: Anthony Sain with “Endangered Jungle”
Crowd favorite: Pierce Jordan with “Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom”

Ninth – 12th grade LEGO creation winners
First place: Rowan Curtis with
“Waterfall” (Pictured above)
Second place: Carson Floyd with “Waiting for Dinner”
Crowd favorite: Rowan Curtis with “Waterfall”

Second – Fifth grade LEGO creation winners
First place: Cole Jordan with
“National Fish Eating Day” (Pictured above)
Second place: Emma Swain with “Escape to Magic Land”
Third place: Jeremiah Nollen with
“Amazing Ocean Adventure”
Crowd favorite: Cole Jordan with
“National Fish Eating Day”

Summer Reading

All of the staff members at the library have been so impressed with the amount of reading the children, juveniles, teens and adults competed in our community! We want to recognize the top reader for each age range! Emma Swain read the most books for children infant up to third grade with 149 books. Kaylee Rein read the most books for juveniles in third through eighth grade with 115 books. Kenneth Kight read the most books for young adults in ninth through 12th grade with 82 books. Sarah Allen read the most books for adults with 30 books! Great job, everybody!

Creative Writing Contest

The Chester County Library hosted the second annual creative writing contest for children in Pre K-12th grade, and we had 11 entries. All entries were made into a paperback format and added to our children’s easy readers collection, making all entrants a local author! These will be available for checkout beginning Aug. 1. Winners for each category are as follows:

Pre K-First Grade Creative Writing Story Winners
First Place – Nick Mangelson with “Geckos Out At Sea”
Second – Fifth Grade Creative Writing Story Winners
First Place – Isaac Dalton with “Pocket Knife”
Second Place – Conner Cook with “Duke & Bob: The Long Journey”
Third Place – Chloe Dalton with “Lost in the Woods”
Sixth-Eighth Grade Creative Writing Story Winners
First Place – Moriah Cockrell with “A Tale of Two Wolves”
Second Place – Clara Shull with “The Dolphin Leaf”

Pictured on this page, children participated in many programs during July at the Chester County Library, including Safari Storytime and activites, reading and writing, LEGO creations and a visit from a biologist, Dr. James Huggins.