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.