JMC Library holds recycled book art competition

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DOWNTOWN JACKSON — One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — or perhaps another man’s art. The Jackson-Madison County Library held an art competition, and fittingly all submissions had to be made with old books. This is the first year the library has held this type of contest. Organizers said they received about 30 entries. “We decided to try it when we were doing the used book sale last year,” Wanda Scanlon said. “There are so many great art projects and things you can do with used books, so we decided to have this. It’s called ‘Re:Book it 2015.'” Scanlon is vice president of the Jackson-Madison County Library Foundation. “One of the rules was you could not use a book that you were currently reading,” Scanlon said. “It had to be a discarded book, and they’ve been used in very most interesting ways.” Entries were due Friday. Winners will be announced at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the library. The art will be on display at the library until this year’s used book sale in June.

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