StoryTubes 2009 First Entry!

I just heard from the good folks running the StoryTubes contest:

Three energetic and creative fourth grade boys from Downers Grove Public Library in Illinois submitted the very first entry for StoryTubes 2009, the “two-minute-or- less my favorite book” video contest sponsored by public libraries. Using a multitude of actions and sounds including a reference to “America’s Most Wanted,” they recommend “The Toilet Paper Tiger” by Gordon Korman.

The first entrant reflects a number of exciting changes for StoryTubes this year.  The video is uploaded to TeacherTube as a video host (it joins YouTube this year) and it is a group entry.

Other exciting elements of StoryTubes 2009 are that it is including participation from Alaska and Canada and the contest is open to students of all ages. Entries will be accepted through February 15.

2009 StoryTubes Partner Libraries are as follows:

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, NY

Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY

The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County/ImaginOn, Charlotte, NC

Washington-Centerville Public Library, Centerville, OH

Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL

Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX

Juneau Public Libraries, Juneau, AK

Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada

Book publishers and camera manufacturers will be supplying prizes.