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“A Book That Shaped Me” Library of Congress essay contest




The Library of Congress has combined their reading and writing contests into one for which the Greenwood Public Library will accept entries to be mailed to and judged in Washington D.C. Students in 5th and 6th grades participating in the contest, “A Book That Shaped Me,” are invited to write a letter to their local librarian describing how a particular book has shaped their lives.

This contest is administered as part of summer reading programs at participating public libraries located in Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; and West Virginia. Prizes will be awarded and top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the 17th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Students entering 5th and 6th grades in the fall of 2017 are eligible Letters should focus on a single book, be one page in length, and be personally submitted with entry form  to the Greenwood Library by Saturday, July 8, 2017.  “A Book That Shaped Me” will award prizes to five finalists, one from each state, and to overall grand-prize winners. Judges assembled by the Library of Congress include educators, children’s authors and Library of Congress Staff. First prize winners can receive up to $300.

Stop by the Greenwood Library to pick up your guidelines and official entry form.