Winners of the 2015 Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library include: Front row, left to right, Hannah Stowe, Emma Hersey, Lucy Schenkenberger, Jessalyn Adams, Jordan Privett, Joshua Bobbit, Jeffrey Olmo, and Katerina Nixon. Second row, Toby Tabladillo, Hope Nettleton, Emberlyn Reynolds, Emma Hoit, Jessica Gates, Lilyan Jo Feeback, Kateri Klaske, Mikaela Funderberg, Elizabeth Marcinkowski, and Jackson Graham. Third row Marge Huntington, Nicole Luttman, and Rebecca Crouse. Not pictured are Makani Tran, Jenna Gardiner, Kate Toews, Bendi Schrambach, and Brenda Bergelin.
Winners in the 27th annual Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library received recognition Saturday, May 16, in a ceremony hosted by the Friends of the Library.
The Friends along with the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club provide financial support for the cash prizes provided to the winners along with their certificates.
Winners receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. In the case of ties duplicate prizes are awarded. In addition, all entries in the competition are included in professionally bound books added to the library’s reference collection.
Winners for 2015 and their entries included:
►Nonfiction 6-8: First, Hannah Stowe, Coeur d'Alene, “Our Dogs;” Second, Emma Hersey, Coeur d'Alene, “The Farm;” Third, Makani Tran, Hayden, “Bolivia and the United States of America.”
►Nonfiction 9-11: First (tie), Katerina Nixon, Spokane, “Family Recipes;” First (tie), Jeffrey Olmo, Hauser, “Incredible Endurance; ” Second, Emma Hoit, Hayden, “The Story of Andy; ” Third, Joshua Bobbit, Hayden, “The Mystery of the Lost Shepherd.”
►Nonfiction 12-14: First, Nicholas Olmo, Hauser, “The General Arnold;” Second, Jenna Gardiner, Post Falls, “Treaty Rock: Where Two Cultures Came Together;” Third, Toby Tabladillo, Coeur d'Alene, “Stand for God and the Eagle!”
►Nonfiction 15-18: First, Kateri Klaske, Harrison, “Capsized on Kilbuck Creek;” Second , Lilyan Jo Feeback, Libby, Mont., “Saved By the Pie; ” Third, KateToews, Coeur d'Alene, “Trapped.”
Nonfiction 19-Plus: First, Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d'Alene, “This is How You Get Run Over By a Car;” Second, Bendi Schrambach, Hayden, “The Other Woman;” Third, Marge Huntington, Spokane Valley, “Keeping Secrets.”
►Fiction 6-8: First, Jordan Privett, Coeur d'Alene, “The Perfect Horse;” Second, Jessalynn Adams, Coeur d'Alene, “Diary of a Tomato;” Third, Lucy Schenkenberger, Rathdrum, “Making Friends with Monsters.”
►Fiction 9-11: First, Emberlyn Reynolds, Coeur d'Alene, “My Life as a Leaf;” Second, Jeffrey Olmo, Hauser, “The Peril of Pearl Harbor;” Third, Hope Nettleton, Athol, “No Place Like My Own Castle.”
►Fiction 12-14: First, Jessica Gates, Hayden, “Love Conquers All;” Second, Nicholas Olmo, Hauser, “Infiltration;” Third, Jessica Gates, Hayden, “The Lightning Stallion.”
►Fiction 15-18: First, Jackson Graham, Hayden, “Honor Before Prejudice;” Second, Elizabeth Marcinkowski, Spokane, “One Hour;” Third, Mikaela Funderburg, Coeur d'Alene, “An Afternoon with Hitler.”
►Fiction 19-Plus: First, Rebecca Crouse, Post Falls, “One Lady's Camellia;” Second (tie) , Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d'Alene, “A Feast of Bad JuJu;” Second (tie), Nicole Luttman, Post Falls, “The Christening of Soggy Perkins:” Third, Brett McHaffie, Liberty Lake, “The Decision.”
In just the past decade changing technology has influenced the services that are expected from libraries. The Coeur d’Alene Public Library wants to know how well we have responded and where improvement is needed.
During April library users are being asked how they use the technology at the library by responding to an online survey made available by the Information School at the University of Washington.
To participate go to the library website: www.cdalibrary.org and the survey link will appear automatically.
The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Responses are confidential and the survey does not collect any personally identifiable information.
The Impact Survey is the result of a successful research initiative from the University of Washington with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2009, the University of Washington Information School conducted “Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries,” the first large-scale investigation of the ways U.S. library patrons use computers and the Internet at public libraries, why they use it, and how it impacts their lives.