Cindy: I love contests in my library, especially when someone else comes up with the idea and the prize! Keir Graff is holding a “Costumes for Books” contest that is frightfully easy to do—and he’s offering a mystery box of goodies as the prize. The full directions can be found in this post, but basically you just need to find a book, make a creative costume for it, take a photo, and Tweet it out with the hashtag #CostumesForBooks or post it to the Booklist Facebook page. Here’s what I came up with this morning in just a few minutes after walking past Sharon Flake’s popular book Begging for Change (2003). A few minutes later and I had a book costume and a flyer for a quick contest. I am even launching my “makerspace” on Thursday with a chance for students to come create their book costume in the library with me. And, I’m offering a local prize for my students. Happy Halloween!