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Bookmark Contest and Celebrating Black Brilliance Storytime at the Library

Our 25th Annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest!

Contest Starts February 1 • Deadline for Entries March 15

Since 1999, the library has been asking youth to share original designs that promote and inspire literacy, and we have received thousands of amazing submissions over the years. To honor all of the talented participants, the 2024 Design-A-Bookmark Contest will be open to kids in kindergarten through 12th grade AND ADULTS.

Starting February 1, pick up an entry form at any Springfield-Greene County Library or the Mobile Library, or download one at thelibrary.org/bookmarks.

Winners and runners-up will be notified and receive invitations to the Bookmark Contest Reception in April. Winning entries for each age category will be printed for distribution; the winner will get a certificate and a gift card to Hobby Lobby. To learn more, visit thelibrary.org/bookmarks.

Celebrating Black Brilliance Storytime

Honor Black History Month with your little ones at this special Racing to Read Storytime focusing on books by Black authors and illustrators—an African American Read-In Event.

Form Infants – age 6

  • Monday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m., Story Hour Room, The Library Center
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m., Republic Branch Library
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m., Story Hour Room, The Library Center
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 11:15 a.m., Story Hour Room, The Library Station
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., Story Hour Room, The Library Station
  • Friday, Feb. 9, 11:15 a.m., Story Hour Room, The Library Station
  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m., Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m., Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

For infants – 36 months

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m., Story Hour Room, The Library Center
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m., Story Hour Room, The Library Station
  • Friday, Feb. 9 at 9:30 a.m., Story Hour Room, The Library Center
  • Friday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m., Story Hour Room, The Library Station
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m., Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

For more information on these and other great programs, visit thelibrary.org. Vickie Hicks is the community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at vickieh@thelibrary.org.

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