Livingston County Bookmark Design Contest

| October 25, 2012
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The Livingston County Library recently announced the winners of their annual Teen Bookmark Design Contest.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Director Robin Westphal:

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“This is our sixth year for this contest,” said Westphal,” We supply the teems with a bookmark size piece of paper and ask that they use original art to create their own design.  This year’s theme was “It Came from the Library” and it’s very reminiscent of the old horror flicks from the 50’s and 60’s.”

According to Westphal, there were more than 130 entries from students across the area.  Copies of the winning designs have been laminated and are available for patrons at the library.

Press Release:

The Livingston County Library is pleased to announce the winners of the Teen Read Week Bookmark Design Contest.  The first place winner in the 16-19 year old category is Caela Ashford and the winner in the 12-15 year old category is Libby Rule.  Following are the 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as those receiving Honorable Mention.  Prizes, provided by the Friends of the Livingston County Library, were presented to all of the winners.

2nd place (16-10)  Brittany Stanfield

2nd Place (12-15) Jenna Williams

3rd Place (16-19) Jessica Scordel

3rd Place (12-15) Caitlyn Jones

Honorable Mention

Madison Wyse

Kat Jaques

Kaleigh Neal

Hannah Thomas

Chandra Williams

Every year during October, the Livingston County Library seeks art work from area teens during Teen Read Week.  This year the theme was “It Came from the Library”.  The two winning designs will be laminated and distributed to Library patrons, while supplies last.  Entrants were received from students at Chillicothe High School, Chillicothe Middle School, Bishop Hogan, and Southwest Livingston County RI.  All of the submitted bookmarks will be on display at the Livingston County Library.

Teen Read Week is a national initiative aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure.  In addition to the annual bookmark design contest, teens are encouraged to read books from the Teens’ Top Ten List, a list compiled from teens across the country listing their favorite books of 2012.

The library wishes to thank the friends of the Livingston Country Library, Community Press and Judges Margaret Vance, Julie Ashbrook , Salina Skipper and Robin Westphal.  Art teachers at area schools also help make this a successful program every year by encouraging the 130 students who entered the contest.


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