Pawling Library Elections Competition


Stop by the library to pick up an entry form or submit online

Top Prizes: New Kindle Fire!

Click HERE to fill out a submission form!

It is election season in America and also at the Pawling Library! Choose your favorite character from your favorite book and submit them as a nominee for President of the Library!

There will be two races for office going on at the same time.President of the Children’s Books and President of the YA Books. Who do you think would make a good/great president? Whether it be Hermione Granger for her intellect and organizational abilities or The Cat in the Hat and his mischievous laid back attitude, all students currently enrolled in grades Kindergarten-12th grade can fill out our nomination form, telling us what book character they think would make a good president and why.

Nominated characters will go head to head in elections starting the week of October 23rd.
Two winners will be decided for for the top Prizes of a Kindle Fire for each division
Children’s division (ages 5-10) | Teen division (ages 11-18).

Runner-up winners will receive honorable mentions and books!

Contest Rules and Information:

Youth in grades K-12 who reside in the Pawling/Holmes, NY area are eligible to win prizes. Students must fill out a nomination form, either on paper or virtually by October 23, 2020 to be entered into the contest. The participating student’s first name, grade, and entry will be published on the library website and may be featured on our social media pages. No other personal information will be shared. Students under 18 years old must have primary guardian permission to participate. Students are allowed help with editing and spelling, but we ask that the ideas come entirely from the participant. Entries may be edited for clarity, length, or content before being posted online, in accordance with the library’s social media policy. Winners will be chosen by online popular vote, open to the community. Ballots will be distributed to all participants as well as posted virtually for the community. Votes will be accepted between October 26 – November 2, 2020. Winners will be announced on November 3, 2020.

Click HERE to fill out a submission form!

Questions and concerns can be directed to Phil Prout at the Pawling Free Library, 845-855-3444 or