Greek God costume contest at ACPL is a success!

Athena, Nike and other Greek mythology characters attended our library meeting!

Wow! Who knew a library could be such fun! My presentation about my 3 Greek Gods books on Hermes, Hephaestus, and Hades at Allen County Public Library coordinated well with a Greek God costume contest we offered.

Aren’t these beautiful Greek goddesses?

The photos show some of the darling outfits the kids came up with! We had Athena, Hades, Medusa, and others from Greek mythology.

The students brilliantly created their costumes from items around their homes.

The costumes were creative and innovative! Cathy Lambert, librarian with the Young Adult department, advertised the contest among her Homeschooling group.

Cathy Lambert and Dorothy Janovyak assisted our Greek god costume contest.

She provided a snack for everyone – the food of the gods: Yummy Ambrosia (coconut, maraschino cherries, sour cream, pecans, Mandarin oranges) and apricot nectar.

A couple of other librarians judge the costumes, but admit it was a challenge as they were so fancy!

I had created my own costume as Medusa – a ball cap spray painted black, then stitched with rubber snakes as Medusa was known for her head of snakes! And how about that peach-colored ball gown!

During the presentation, I read parts of my 3 Greek gods books – Hades, Hephaestus, Hermes– while in costume as Medusa!

It was the gown my mother-in-law wore to our wedding. I know she’d appreciate the way I’m using it to entertain kids.

Sydney helped me make the yummy ambrosia!


Cathy’s willingness to go to so much effort shows the extent librarians go to to interest kids in reading and books.

What ways do you have fun in your library? Do you attend Friends of the Library parties or other events?

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