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Entries sought for annual 2012 National Library Week Bookmark Design Contest

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Tell about your library experiences in pictures

Entry forms for the 2012 Bookmark Design Contest cosponsored annually by the Johnson County Library and the Friends of the Library will be available beginning Jan. 2, 2012 at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, all 12 neighborhood library locations and in a downloadable format from the Library’s home page www.jocolibrary.org/bookmarks. Forms will be also available at the Friends Used Book Stores, located in the lobbies of the Antioch Library and at the Blue Valley Library.

The popular annual contest is part of the Johnson County Library’s celebration of the 2012 National Library Week and draws several hundred entries each year. In the space provided on the entry form, contest entrants may use colored pencils, pens, paints or markers to design an original hand drawn bookmark with illustrations and/or words. No computer generated entries will be accepted. Entrants should show what experiences their family has at the library or tell a story about what they like about the library. The contest has categories for preschool through adult. All ages are encouraged to participate.

Entries must be returned to any Johnson County Library location by Feb. 29, 2012. Ten winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 8-14, 2012. Each will be recognized in a special ceremony and awarded a cash prize from the Friends of the Johnson County Library. The winning designs will be printed on bookmarks that will be distributed at all Johnson County Library locations. All designs become the property of the Johnson County Library and cannot be returned. The Bookmark Design Contest is free and open to the public.

For more information call (913) 826-4600.

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