Post-it Notes are great for writing down reminders or quick bits of information.
But at one Nanaimo library they have become the perfect canvas.
Currently taking place at the Wellington Library, 3032 Barons Rd., is the Post-it Note art show, which runs until the end of the month.
Julie Carter, Wellington Library’s children and youth customer services librarian, said the contest is meant to bring people into the branch.
“It is basically just to engage the community and encourage them to use their creativity,” she said.
People of all ages can show off their artistic abilities by drawing anything they wish on a standard 3 x 3 Post-it Note and submitting it at the library.
Once the contest ends on May 31, library staff will award prizes.
“We will be drawing winners. The art will remain up in the library until mid June,” Carter said. “We will be having prizes. We will be choosing somebody as an adult winner, teen winner, children winner and so on.”
This is the first time that Wellington Library has held such a contest. Carter, who has worked at the branch for roughly five years, explained that she has wanted to incorporate more art into the library for years.
“I’ve wanted to have an art competition in the library now for a couple of years,” Carter said. “But we’re a small cozy branch so trying to have big art wouldn’t really work. I came across another library that had a Post-it Note competition that was really successful. So I thought why not try it.”
The Post-it Note contest runs until May 31 and is free to enter.