On Thursday, Oct. 31, the SLCC Markosian Library will be hosting a costume contest in the Atrium on the first level of the library at Taylorsville Redwood Campus from noon to 2 p.m. Contestants get to dress as their favorite character from classic literature.
“We are really excited about this; it is our second annual library costume contest. Last year, we did it, and it was somewhat successful, but we did not do it on Halloween. This year, we are going to do it on Halloween,” says Nelson Emeric, supervisor of Circulation and Library Access Services at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Judges will choose three winners based on a variety of elements, including how well their costume relates to classic literature.
The judges will include Dr. Dave Richardson, retired vice president of Academic Affairs and former interim dean of the Library, Curtis Larsen, director of Student Life and Leadership and Ray Emmett, faculty member from the School of Education.
There is no need to pre-register for this event. Contestants may come anytime between noon and 2 p.m. on the day of the contest. Winners will be announced shortly after 2 p.m. and contestants do not need to be present to accept their prize. Winners will be contacted by either e-mail or phone.
The first place winner will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card, the second place winner will receive a movie theater gift card, and the third place winner will receive a gift card from the SLCC Bookstore.
Emeric encourages any student that is even a bit interested to find a character in classic literature, dress up as that character on Halloween and enter as a contestant.
Spectators are welcome to visit the library anytime during the contest. There will be candy available for anyone that chooses to attend the event. The contest is free and open to all students, staff and faculty.
Information is available at the Markosian Library circulation desk at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.