Get Caught Reading at Westchester Public Library!
Celebrate reading this summer by submitting a photo of you or someone you
know reading or get “caught” reading by library staff at Thomas Library, 200
W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, or Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter,
during regular library hours.
Photographs may be submitted to the circulation desk at either branch
through August 31.
First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded for the best photos.
All ages are invited to participate.
Each individual in the submitted photograph must sign a separate photo
release form to be submitted with the photograph. A parent or legal guardian
must sign a photo release form for minor children. The form may be found on
the library website, wpl.lib.in.us, under Library Plans, Policies and
Postings, or may be picked up from the circulation desk at either library.
A Rules and Entry Details sheet is available at any service desk at both
Patrons must include their name and telephone number on the back of the
photo release form(s) upon submission of a photograph, turning in photograph
and release(s) together. Also include the full name of everyone in the photo
on the back of the release form.
Those who prefer to submit a photo by email may do so. Attach a .jpg to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “photo contest.” A scan of
the signed photo release form(s) must also be attached to the email.
By submitting a photograph, patrons agree that they will only submit a photo
to which they hold ownership rights (violators will be automatically
disqualified from the contest and their photograph will not be displayed).
Photos submitted without a completed photo release form (for each individual
in the photo) will also be disqualified and will not be displayed.
The library will contact the winners by telephone in September. Winners’
names and photographs may be published. Photographs may be on display on the
second floor of Thomas Library, but the library reserves the right to
exclude or include any photos that are submitted.
Photographs will not be returned, so please do not submit the only copy or
the original of the photograph.
For more information, call Thomas Library at 926-7696 or Hageman Library at