Young Readers Win at Sierra Madre Public Library

Photo from Last Year's Contest: Congratulating the 2015 contest winners were Library Director Carolyn Thomas, Library Trustee Barry Ziff, Mayor Nancy Walsh, Library Trustee Glenn Putnam and Library Trustee Chair Rob Stockly.

Students in grades K – 8 are invited to enter the Library Art and Essay contest, starting March 1, 2016. This year’s theme is: Readers Win @ Sierra Madre Public Library and entries should reflect the theme as closely as possible. Entry forms are available at the Public Library, on the Library website, and at schools in Sierra Madre.

Children in grades K – 2 will create a drawing showing how they win by reading books from the Sierra Madre Public Library. Students in grades 3-8 will write a one-page essay of (250 words or less) on how they win by reading from the Library.

Entries are due by March 31 at the Library and the winning entries will be presented on April 14. Winning work will be displayed in the Sierra Madre Public Library and winners will receive a certificate and cash prize at a ceremony in their honor.

Local organizations supporting the Sierra Madre Public Library Art & Essay Contest with funding for the cash prizes are: Sierra Madre Rotary Club, the Spero Foundation, Sierra Madre Kiwanis, Friends of the Library, the Sierra Madre Community Foundation, and the Sierra Madre Civic Club.

Read, Discover, Connect @ Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-7186,



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