Have you ever read a book and thought, "I sure would love to turn this into a song"? We just received word of an interesting new contest being sponsored by the people at Gale (one of the companies who make those research databases we keep trying to get you to use). Here's the info:
...we invite you and your patrons to compose a song about your favorite book or author, record a video of its performance and submit it for a chance to win $5,000 — $2,500 for you and $2,500 for your favorite library. Post the contest on your community board to encourage even more entries and have a better chance at winning a share of the prize money! Visit www.gale.com for complete rules beginning April 13, 2008.
If you're bursting with song but don't have a chance to record it, you can contact me at the Teen department at the Main library (412-622-3121). I may be able to help.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main - Teen