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Summer Essay Contest for 5th and 6th Graders; Libraries Need to Sign Up by May 13 to Participate

The Library of Congress and Mid-Atlantic Public Libraries Kick Off a Summer Essay Contest!  Rising 5th and 6th Graders are asked to write about
A Book That Shaped Me.

Girl with pencilPublic libraries in Pennsylvania, DC, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia who want to participate may sign up through May 13, 2016, by contacting for program details

The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of summer reading programs at participating public libraries in Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; Delaware; Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Prizes will be awarded and top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the 16th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Students entering 5th and 6th grades in the fall of 2016 are eligible. Essays, focused on a single book, should be one page in length and must be submitted with an entry form, in person, at participating public library locations. The deadline for entries is Friday, July 18, 2016.   Learn more!

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