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Caine's Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge - 2013

This fall, the Sioux Center Public Library invites you to participate in the Imagination Foundation's Annual Global Cardboard Challenge. Inspired by the short film, "Caine’s Arcade," the Global Cardboard Challenge is a worldwide celebration of child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. From now until October 5, you are challenged to collaborate with family & friends to create and build an arcade game, gadget, robot, rocket ship - anything you can dream up - out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Then on October 5th, 2013, the library will host an arcade day for everyone to play and enjoy each other's creations!

Design and build your creation now - show it off on October 5 at the library!

Register for the Cardboard Creation Challenge (PDF document)

Visit our Cardboard Challenge page hosted by the Imagination Foundation

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"Caine’s Arcade" tells the story of a chance encounter between filmmaker Nirvan Mullick and Caine Monroy, a 9-year-old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's East Los Angeles auto parts shop. On the last day of summer, Nirvan stopped in to buy a door handle, and became Caine’s first customer. Amazed by the boy’s creativity, Nirvan decided to organize a flash mob of customers to come down to the arcade to surprise Caine and make his day.

The resulting 11-minute film has been widely cited as one of the most inspirational stories of 2012. The Christian Science Monitor calls it a "great American story," and Wired Magazine writes, "It’s a sweet story that brings viewers back to a time of potent imagination and creativity." "Caine’s Arcade" has received over 7 million views, trended worldwide on Twitter, gathered a Facebook community of 130,000+ fans, and launched a movement to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids everywhere.