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Miriam Mascal (right) and her teammate Renee Connolly (absent) won the Cayman Islands Public Library Service's book display competition. Their winning entry was titled The Art of Fantasy.

Published 19th August 2011, 3:14pm

Sixteen interns, who participated in the Cayman Islands Government’s Student Employment Programme, rounded out their month at the George Town Public Library with a book display competition.

Fifteen-year-old Miriam Mascal and her teammate Renee Connolly won first place with their creative display titled The Art of Fantasy. To reward their efforts, both were treated to lunch by Public Library Director KC Williams-Cockfield.

“The interns worked very hard, both on their displays and for the library system this summer,” Mrs. Williams-Cockfield said. “I really appreciated having the opportunity to host them.”

The interns were instructed to selected teams then develop themes that incorporated reading and books from the library’s collection. The displays were to target either a teen or an adult audience.

Other instructions included the use of artefacts which supported their theme, and the inclusion of signs created on a word processor. The seven themes were Harry Potter, Horror, Its Food, Nora Roberts, The Art of Fantasy, Twilight and Under the Sea.

During their month-long stint with the library, the interns were placed on a rotating schedule and assigned duties at the circulation and reference desks. They also assisted by shelving materials, sorting and cataloguing portions of the library’s collection, and helping library patrons with technology access issues.

(GIS)