National Library Week 2017: The Literary Peeps Diorama Contest

The National Library Week 2017 Literary Peeps Diorama Contest

Image modified from a public domain photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

To celebrate National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017, Pollak Library decided it would be fun to host a Literary Peeps Diorama contest.

About National Library Week

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate. (Source: National Library Week Fact Sheet)

About the Contest

Contestants created literary themed dioramas using peeps. The first few people who picked up an entry form were given a free box of peeps. Nine brave and creative souls entered the contest. Four dioramas were made by faculty and staff members and five were made by students. The books ranged from picture books to everyone’s favorite wizard. Most of the diorama representations had been made into movies.

Contestants created titles for their entries with twists playing on the Peeps theme.
Titles included:

  • Where the Wild Peeps Are
  • Water for Peeps
  • Portrait of Dorian Peep
  • Always
  • Psycho Peep
  • Harry Peeper and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Life of Peep
  • The Sweet Rescue of Sirius Peep
  • Odysseus & Peeps Ignoring Sirens Mallow-dy

The dioramas were on display the week of National Library Week and library visitors were invited to vote. 790 ballots were counted during the week and all dioramas received numerous votes.

Contest Winners

The first prize winner, Harry Peeper and the Sorcerer’s Stone, received a $25 gift card to Islands and a CSUF prize pack.

Harry Peeper and the Sorcerer’s Stone

First prize winner, Harry Peeper and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The second prize winner, Psycho Peep, received a Panera Bread gift card and a CSUF prize pack.

Psycho Peep

Second prize winner, Psycho Peep.

The third prize winner, Odysseus and Peeps Ignoring Sirens Mallow-dy, received a CSUF prize pack.

Odysseus & Peeps Ignoring Sirens Mallow-dy

Third prize winner, Odysseus and Peeps Ignoring Sirens Mallow-dy.

Additional Entries

Always

Always.

Life of Peep

Life of Peep.

Portrait of Dorian Peep

Portrait of Dorian Peep.

The Sweet Rescue of Sirius Peep

The Sweet Rescue of Sirius Peep.

Water for Peeps

Water for Peeps.

Where the Wild Peeps Are

Where the Wild Peeps Are.


Thank you to all of the participants for sharing your wonderful dioramas. We look forward to seeing what you come up with next year!

Joy Sage
Co-Chair, Pollak Outreach & Engagement Team

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