Sylva library sponsors contest to name sculpture

The Jackson County Public Library is sponsoring a statue-naming contest for a marble sculpture recently donated to its youth service department by artist Jim Knapp of Balsam.

Children are encouraged to examine and touch the artwork, which depicts a child reading, and think up an appropriate name. It could be a descriptive name or a name from a favorite book. The contest will run from Feb. 15 until March 8 and is open to children only.

A panel of three library staff members will consider all entries. The winning name will be announced on March 15, and a winner and a runner-up will receive a free book about sculpture or art. Entry forms are available at the Library.


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