Current/Future Challenges, Contests, and Games
Hot Reads for Cold Nights Adult Reading Program
January 2 - February 14, 2018 ~ Cozy up with a good book during the chilly winter weather. Collect treats for reading and be entered into drawings. Read the details here.
New Year’s Resolutions
What do you hope to achieve in 2018? Let us know what your New Year’s Resolution is and you could win a trip to Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt! Enter at the Loma Colorado Main Library or here between December 26 and January 13. Paid for by the Friends of the Rio Rancho Library.
Cup Decorating Contest
Express your creativity on a small canvas! Decorate a Styrofoam cup, and enter it in a contest. There will be two categories: artwork and stories. Draw a picture, or write a story, entirely on the surface of the cup. Pick up a cup at Esther Bone Memorial Library, beginning January 2, and submit your work of art by January 31 for judging. This contest is for adults. Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho.
Blind Date with a Book
Are you looking for a book to read? Adults can try one of our gift-wrapped books February 1-14. The first eight adults to turn in written reviews of these mystery books will receive chocolate bars. Reviews must be received at Esther Bone Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Guess the Oscar Winners
Hey, movie buffs! Have you seen the Oscar-nominated movies? Beginning February 1 when the nominations are released, submit your predictions for this year’s winners. Submit your guesses through March 3. The person with the most correct predictions will win a $30 gift card for Premiere Cinema 14 in Rio Rancho, enough for at least two tickets and some concessions! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this contest.
Past Challenges, Contests, and Games
Gingerbread House Contest
Enter Esther Bone Library’s first annual gingerbread house contest! Bring your homemade gingerbread house to the library by 5 pm on either Sat, Dec 9 or Tues, Dec 12. Judging will take place at 5 pm on December 12. The winner will receive a $30 gift card to ChocGlitz and Cream, sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho. The winners are Anahi U., 1st place, and Kate M., 2nd place.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
This summer take a drive around Rio Rancho to see if you can spot the buildings featured in our Photo Scavenger Hunt. You can see the photos here and the answers here.The entries with all buildings correctly identified will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Cazuela’s Mexican Grill, compliments of the Friends of the Library. The winner was Rita B.
Where would you go on Spring Break?
If money were no object, where would YOU go for spring break? Vote at the Loma Colorado Main Library between March 6 and March 25, and you could win a prize! (Unfortunately it will not be a trip to the place of your dreams, but would you settle for a getaway to the movies?) One entry form per library card, please. Funded by the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. - The winner location was Maui, Hawaii and the winner of the drawing was Kelly M.
February wraps up with the Academy Awards on the 26th. Do you have a story or photo you would like to share of a celebrity encounter you have experienced? Between February 6 and 25, pick up and fill out a form at the Loma Colorado Main Library. All entries will be displayed in the library, and the winner of the drawing will receive a gift card for Premiere Cinema 14 in Rio Rancho, donated by the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho. - The Winner was Michele R.