For the first time, the Douglas County Library is sponsoring a winter Lego building challenge for children and adults.
Original winter-themed Lego structures are being accepted through noon, Jan. 3 at the Minden and Zephyr Cove branches of the library.
"We decided to do this in place of our gingerbread program that became so popular we were unable to meet the space demand," said Kathy Echavarria, youth services librarian. "With the Lego program, we can have unlimited kids participate."
Examples of winter-themed art include a fireplace, snowman, snowflake, winter scene, present or mittens.
"I'm hopeful many kids will participate. We're looking for originality, how well it meets the theme, and creativity," Echavarria said. "I like to see kids developing their minds in a creative way during their holiday vacation."
Echavarria said she encourages entries in the 2-to-3 age group, and the 13 and older or family build categories.
"We haven't had much competition in those areas in the past," she said. "In the family build category, kids can work with their parents or older sibling."
Lego prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winner in each age category.
Children and adults may participate with one entry per person. Children 2-to-3 years old must use Duplo bricks to build their creation.
Winners of the contest will be announced Jan. 15, with the winning entries on display through the end of January.
The Lego building challenge is sponsored by the Friends of Douglas County Library.
Complete rules and entry form are available at the Minden and Zephyr Cove libraries and online at douglas.lib.nv.us.
The Douglas County Public Library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden, and 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove.
For more information find the library on Facebook, or call 782-9841.