CTSGC celebrates the amazing librarians across the state who created fun and interactive displays for their patrons in support of 2022 International Observe the Moon Night. The artwork, literature, poetry, activities and programs that inspire love and learning about the moon for kids and adults alike was amazing to see.

The three winners of our annual library display contest are:

First Place:

New Fairfield Free Public Library of New Fairfield, CT 

The New Fairfield Free Public Library staff over 60 read books to young patrons, taught about moon phases, helped paint interpretations of moon, shared books about the moon and created a rocket photo booth prop so patrons could envision themselves in space. In their display, librarians incorporated many beloved children’s’ book characters to connect the books they read to patrons into their display. You can view their display on Instagram.

Runners Up:

Windsor Public Library of Windsor, CT

The Windsor Public Library transformed their children’s space into an out-of-this-world display for young patrons. Using available spaces to create rockets, rovers and a mission control station while turning the reference desk into a moon-themed poem was a great way to inspire hearts and minds to observe the moon on October 1 and beyond. You can view their display on Facebook.

Richmond Memorial Library of Marlborough, CT

The Richmond Memorial Library staff turned their library into a NASA-inspired display featuring books about the moon for patrons of all ages, and overseen by an astronaut looking down on the library and a distant view of the earth. They are hosting hands-on activities in celebration of International Observe the Moon Night for kids of all ages to help inspire the next generation of space explorers. You can view their display on Facebook.

Thank you to all the libraries around the state who took part in this contest. We enjoyed seeing your creative talents put to the test. Stay tuned for 2023 – we hope you and others will join in the fun!