Kids age 5–12 participated in the Bookawocky Art Contest at all Dakota County Library locations from June 16–July 19.
Artists submitted one original work of art that interpreted the summer theme, "Read, Explore, Connect." The drawing, painting or collage design was no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches and able to hang on a wall or bulletin board.
There were 98 entries submitted and divided into two age brackets, 5–8 and 9–12.
The contest was sponsored by the Dakota County Library Foundation.
1st: Read, Explore, Connect, Emma S., Apple Valley (Galaxie)
2nd: Read, Explore, Connect, Lincoln B., Apple Valley (Galaxie)
3rd: Explore with Me, Ashlee T., Hastings (Pleasant Hill)
1st: Read, Explore & Connect, Megan A., Eagan (Wescott)
2nd: Book Kingdom, Matt C., Lakeville (Heritage)
3rd: Swinging into a Great BooK!, Josie L., Burnsville (Heritage)