Wisner Public Library sponsors ‘Design Your Own Library' contest

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:13

    WARWICK - The Albert Wisner Public Library recently announced the winners of the "Design Your Own Library" contest. Thirty-six students entered the contest from the Warwick Valley Middle School, St. Stephen's School and the Warwick Valley High School. Entries included pencil sketches, floor plans and built models. All are currently on display at the library. Father Tom Byrnes of St. Stephen's Parish, graphic designer Marjorie Corbett of Pine Island, and photographers Rachel Durland of Warwick and Nick Zungoli of Sugar Loaf were the judges for the event. First prize of $50 was awarded to Nick Shields, a Warwick High School student. Second prizes of $25 each were given to Warwick Middle School students Steven Dixon and Jill Streichert. There were 10 category winners: "Best Attention to Detail:" Siobhan Brady, St. Stephen's School; "Best Meets the Needs of the Community": Lonnie Petersen, Warwick High School; "Most Clever:" Aidan Cooper, Kevin Horan & Daniel Johnson, St. Stephen's School; "Best Architectural Design:" Andy Santoru, Warwick High School; "Best Use of Light and Windows:" Javan Huleatt, Warwick High School; " Most Historic:" Rob Storms, Warwick High School; "Most Contemporary:" Ben Hutchison, Warwick High School; "Best Use of Floor Space:" Derek Melina, St. Stephen's School; "Most Innovative:" Ryan Smith, St. Stephen's School; and "Most Comprehensive Floor Plan:" Chris DiMauro, St. Stephen's School. Category prizes included gift certificates to The Bookstore, historic Warwick CD's and CD holders, and a backpack with a radio. All non-winning entrants received a "Design Your Own Library" baseball cap. A reception was held on Sunday, May 2 at the Warwick Reformed Church to honor the entrants and winners. "This program was made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Albert Wisner Public Library, Key Bank of Warwick, Kuiken Brothers Company, Lions Club of Warwick, WVT Communications, Warwick Historical Society, Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, Warwick Savings Bank, and the Warwick Writers Association," said Katy Glover, library assistant/teen advisor. "The library also wishes to thank art teachers Thomas Dinchuk and Lisa Woodring of the High School, Barbara Johansen of St. Stephen's School, and all the judges for volunteering their time. Stop by the library to see all the students' great work."