VIDEO: Edgewater Family Takes Runner-Up Win in County Library Video Contest

An Edgewater family was rewarded with a box-seat ticket package to the Bowie Baysox for their video chronicling a day of reading and checking out books at the library in the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s video contest. They were one of three families awarded prizes for their entries. An Odenton family won the grand prize of season passes to Six Flags America.

Local parents were asked to record their preschool-aged children explaining why they love the library in one minute or less. The contest was organized to celebrate the addition of morning hours at many of the library system’s 15 branch locations this January. The prizes will be awarded at the West County Area Library on March 19.

In the Edgewater family’s video, Josiah Meyer, 4, gets excited knowing he is going to the library. He returns his books at check-in and then makes a few selections to take home. His favorite book is “Cat in the Hat.” Here’s Josiah’s video:

In all, the library received 18 entries. The other winners were Miles and Oliver Lineberger, ages 3 and 5, of Odenton took the top prize of four season passes to Six Flags America for their pirate-themed video and Emily Curtin, 5, of Pasadena, who won four tickets to Medieval Times at Arundel Mills Mall for her puppet show entry.

“These four children truly embody the enthusiastic attitude toward learning that we try to cultivate through our early literacy programming,” said Shelley Davenport, AACPL Programming and Outreach Coordinator. “We’re pleased to be able to reward them for their creative and imaginative videos.”

All three families will be in attendance at the awards presentation, which will take place at 6:15 p.m. on March 19 — just before a Family Storytime event. They’ll be joined by Davenport, Library CEO Skip Auld and Sneaks the Library Cat. The three winning videos will be screened to the storytime crowd


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