• By Don Dwiggins
  • Posted Wednesday, September 2, 2009

FCPL Annual Bookmark Contest

Think the library is all about reading and homework? Well you might be surprised. It’s time once again for the Library’s “create-a-bookmark contest,” a favorite among school age children for over 30 years. This competition challenges children from preschoolers to teens to tap their creative and artistic side by designing their very own library bookmark.

This year’s contest runs from September 1st to October 2nd. Entry forms can be found at any FCPL location or online. Kids and teens can use their imagination in drawing their own bookmark. Popular themes in the past have been “why you enjoy reading, the library as a place of learning and discovery, favorite book characters, or even your very own library slogan.” Carefully read the contest rules on the form and get your entries in to your local library branch by the October 2 deadline.

Several winners from each age/grade levels, from preschool to 12th grade, are chosen. Winning entries will have their bookmarks printed and distributed in the library system throughout the year. Winners are also invited to an award luncheon with a special guest speaker (to be held November 12th this year) where they will receive special copies of their winning bookmarks.

So pick up an entry form or two and start designing your winning bookmark.

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