Augusta County Library is currently displaying the winners of its annual bookmark design contest at the Fishersville Library. The library received over 100 entries illustrating the theme “Mosey On Into the Library” from children gradesK to 12.
Winners include Kaitlyn Kiser of Riverheads Elementary for grades K to 2, Ava Taylor of
Hugh K. Cassell Elementary for grades 3 to 5, Kendra Johnson of Stuart Middle School for grades 6 to 8, and Faith Elliott of Fort Defiance High School for grades 9 to 12.
The students’ bookmark designs are original art work, whether computer generated or hand-drawn. Judges reviewed the entries for creativity, quality of art, adherence to the contest guidelines and illustration of the theme “Mosey On Into the Library.” This year’s winners include artwork created with crayons, colored pencils and markers.
Children’s Librarian Tammy Coulter says, “We selected this year’s theme to align with our Winter Reading Program. However, the entries we received were completely original, demonstrating how imaginative children can be if given the opportunity.”
The library holds the bookmark contest each year to promote reading, creative thought and the library. After judging, the winning entries are replicated and distributed to children who visit the library for use as an actual bookmark.