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Library accepting posters for Teen Read Week contest
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A contest at Great Bend Public Library invites students in grades 7-12 to create movie posters for their favorite books.

Young Adult/Marketing Librarian Jennifer King said entries are being accepted now in anticipation of Teen Read Week, which starts Sunday. Students can use paint, photographs, markers or other media to create a poster for a book they’d like to see made into a movie. "Participants can be as creative as possible," King said in a news release. "The library will accept literal interpretations of the books are well as more creative ones. Did you think ‘Twilight’ would have been a great movie if it had Cyborgs? Or perhaps you always wanted to see ‘Fahrenheit 451’ in anime?"

Submissions will be taken through Sunday. Only one entry will be accepted per student. Entries forms are available at the library, 1409 Williams St.

Entries will be displayed on Monday, Oct. 17. Library staff will vote on their favorite submissions. The winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 21, before the free Teen Read Week movie at 3 p.m. The library will be showing the 2011 sequel in the series featuring Transformers.

Teen Read Week is sponsored by the Young Adult Librray Services Association and held annually during the third week of October, to encourage teens to read for the fun of it. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s them, Picture It! @ Your Library.

For more information visit the library’s website,, or call King at the Great Bend Public Library, 620-792-2409 or e-mail