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Library Friends sponsor essay contest


Last updated 7/31/2008 at Noon

The Library Friends of San Diego County (LFSDC) have launched their annual county-wide essay contest, which will run through Wednesday, September 10. The theme is, “Libraries: Loud or Quiet?”

Entry forms are available at the 33 county library branches and two mobile libraries, as well as and LFSDC is the organization of all County Library Friends groups.

Age divisions in the contest are Student (through grade 12) and Adult. Entries must be 500 words or less, typed, preferably double-spaced and single-sided.

Prizes in each division are as follows: first place $100, second place $50, third place $25. One entry per person will be accepted.

Essays can be submitted at any county library branch by September 10 or mailed to: LFSDC Essay Contest, Ramona Branch Library, 1406 Montecito Rd., Ramona CA 92065.

“Libraries used to be repositories for books, places of silent contemplation, but not these days,” says LFSDC President Dick Wayman. “In addition to quiet reading, libraries feature storytimes, puppet shows, magicians, musical performances, craft classes, lively book discussion groups and a variety of teen programs. We want to hear how the public feels about libraries as community centers.”

For further information, e-mail [email protected] or call Wayman at (760) 788-7908 or Katie Harte at (760) 436-9421.


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