Putney Library hosts Peeps diorama contest

It's time again for the Putney Public Library's annual Peeps Diorama Contest.

The brightly colored marshmallow treats are on the shelves and ready to star in a diorama about a favorite book. Entry forms are available at the library or online at This program is free.

Dioramas must be brought to the Library between Monday, April 1, and Saturday, April 6, during normal library hours (Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

Here are the rules:

• Even if you are not a resident of the town of Putney, you can still enter or join a family team, but only current Putney Library cardholders may vote (one ballot per library card).

• Dioramas should be crafted from a standard-sized shoebox.

• The diorama must be based on a book or have a literary theme. All characters must be played by Peeps candy, but any shaped Peep is allowed. Entrants are asked to limit the use of food items (besides Peeps) in their diorama.

• The contest is open to all ages, with separate categories for children, adults, and families; one entry per person. All entries must be submitted with an entry form.

• Entries become the property of the library and will be used for public display. Dioramas may be picked up during the week of Tuesday, April 16–23. Any dioramas not retrieved will be disposed of.

• All entries must be in good taste. The Library reserves the right to omit any entries it feels are not appropriate for public viewing.

Voting and display of all entries will take place in person at the library from Monday, April 8, through Saturday, April 13. Winners will be announced and awards given on Tuesday, April 16, at 5 p.m.

A winner from each category will receive a $25 gift certificate to Everyone's Books in Brattleboro.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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