Winter Reading Book Cover Contest

Winter Reading 2023: Take Time to Take CareThe Daniel Boone Regional Library invites patrons of all ages to enter our winter reading book cover contest. This winter, we ask you to “Take Time to Take Care.” Whether you want to care for yourself or make time for others, the library has a variety of titles to support you in your goals. Pick a book that fits the theme and design a new cover to represent your thoughts.


  1. One entry per person.
  2. Entry must be original artwork. Please do not replicate an existing book cover.
  3. Judging will be based on artistic impression and interpretation of the theme “Take Time to Take Care.”
  4. Artwork must fit within the frame marked on the entry form (5.5 x 8.5″).
  5. Your artwork must be original and two-dimensional, but you can use any medium you want, from crayons and markers to a computer. Photography is also acceptable, as long as it is your own.
  6. All information on the entry form must be completed.
  7. Winners in four age categories will be announced the first week of March.
  8. All entries shall become the property of the Daniel Boone Regional Library.

Enter by February 24, 2023.

Download the entry form here.

Submit this form with your design to the Callaway County, Columbia, Holts Summit or Southern Boone County Public Libraries or the bookmobile. You may also mail your entries to:

Children’s Dept
Daniel Boone Regional Library
P.O. 1267, Columbia, MO 65205

For more information or questions, please contact Erin Swearngin at