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For Dummies Annual Library Contest

The For Dummies Library Contest is an annual contest that offers participating libraries an opportunity to increase awareness of the Dummies brand among their patrons. The reward is increased circulation of books in this popular series and the opportunity to win For Dummies books for the library's collection.

In past contests libraries were invited to create a Dummies branded display. For 2011, the Dummies brand's 20th Anniversary, libraries are being asked to create a Dummies Fan Page on Facebook.

To participate, libraries build a Dummies Fan Page that is linked to the library's Facebook profile.

Anytime beginning January 17, 2011 through April 30, 2011 participating libraries are to encourage their patrons to become a fan of this page. The library with the most Dummies fans will win a copy of every For Dummies title in print — over 1600 titles!

How do you direct patrons to this fan page? Well, the sky's the limit! Here are some suggestions:

  • Invite you library's existing Facebook friends or Twitter followers to be Dummies fans (and have them encourage their friends and follows to become involved as well)
  • Create displays, posters, flyers, bookmarks, buttons, etc. encouraging patrons to be a Dummies fan
  • Post a link to your Dummies Fan Page on your library's Web page
  • Publicize your Dummies Fan Page and the contest in your library's newsletter and local newspaper
  • Get your Friends of the Library members involved
  • Utilize your staff for word of mouth promotion

To help with your outreach efforts, libraries can request a For Dummies 20th Anniversary Sign Kit (see form below) that includes a hanging mobile, a window cling, bookmarks, and a poster. You are also encouraged to download a Contest Information Sheet with tips and tricks for creating and promoting your fan page and instructions on how to enter the contest. This information sheet includes easy to follow instructions to help you create a Dummies Fan Page for your library

To help create promotional materials, be sure to download the Dummies Graphics Template (which includes our new 20th Anniversary logo) as well.

Click the following links to download:

Request Dummies 20th Anniversary Sign Kit

To request a 20th Anniversary Sign Kit, please complete and submit the form below (Note: Quantities are limited):

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Photos of For Dummies Library Display Contest Winners!

2010 Library Contest Winners
2009 Library Contest Winners
2008 Library Contest Winners
2007 Library Contest Winners
2006 Library Contest Winners