The Juneau Public Library invites artists from pre-school through the 12th grade to show off their creative talents in the annual Children’s Bookmark Contest. The Friends of the Juneau Public Library, Hearthside Books and the City and Borough of Juneau Public Libraries sponsor this youth art event in celebration of children’s love of books.
Winners from each grade level receive a $10 gift certificate from Hearthside Bookstore. All winners and honorable mentions receive laminated copies of their bookmark design and $5 gift certificates from The Friends of the Library Amazing Book Store. These designs are displayed on the library webpage. Winning bookmark designs will be printed for use in the Public Libraries throughout the year. Printed bookmarks are a favorite souvenir of guests and tourists visiting the Capital City. Last year’s winners are currently on the city’s home page under Juneau Libraries, Children’s programs.
Entries will be accepted between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 at any of the three public library branches: Juneau, Douglas and Mendenhall Valley.
The theme for this year’s contest is: Keep Dreaming. The design must feature original work in pen, dark pencil, or a digital image on 4 ¼ x 11 inch white paper — a half sheet of paper, cut lengthwise. Save the bottom two inches for artist’s name, school, and grade. No coloring, copying, or familiar cartoon characters. Official contest entry forms and guidelines are available at any of the Juneau Public Libraries, or online at http://www.juneau.org/library/bookmarks.php.
All entries will be displayed at the three public libraries throughout the month of November, where artists may pick theirs up if they choose.
For more information, contact the Juneau Public Library’s Youth Services at 586-5303 or contact Amelia Jenkins at Juneau Public Libraries at 586-0451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.