Our third contest this summer will be Can you spot the monkeys? The deadline is September 10th, the date of summer quest final party. We will post the instructions soon and you will be able to find quiz forms at the desk.
Contest #2, What happens in the Seventh Harry Potter Book?, was won by two people who each guessed every single question correctly (before publication). The prize was a CD copy of the book.
Contest #1, Find the Tamandua, was won by Jordan D., and the prize was a big, beautiful, new book about rain forests. There were two important lessons for you to learn in that contest.
1. When you are searching for information think broadly. Don't let yourself get boxed in. Yes there are tamanduas to be spotted in the 590s, the animal books. But tamanduas can also be found in the 400s, in dictionaries. And certainly in 031 or thereabouts, encyclopedias. Most of the secret tamandua coupons we hid about were not found were not found by anyone, not even Jordan.
2. Use synonyms ! In The Encyclopedia Americana (R 031 ENCYCLO) look under tamandua. But in The World Book Encyclopedia (J-R-DESK 031 WORLD) and The New Encyclopaedia Britannica (R 031 NEW) you have to look at the anteater articles to find the tamanduas.
Note 08/23/2007: Instructions for contest #3 have been posted.Posted by library at August 20, 2007 02:51 PM