Fort Madison, IA, – Calling all artists! The Friends of the Fort Madison Public Library are having a bookmark design contest. Bookmark submissions will be accepted through April 1 at the Fort Madison Public Library. Contest forms will be distributed to schools, on the library website and facebook page, at the Fort Madison Public Library and other places in the community.
Submitted bookmarks will be on display at the Fort Madison Public Library from April 3-12 for anonymous public judging. Prizes will be awarded to the winning bookmark in four different age categories from 5 years old on up. The winning bookmark in each age group will be printed and distributed at the Library Friends and Family Fun Day on April 29.
The Friends of the Fort Madison Public Library is a nonprofit organization committed to providing services for and funds to the Fort Madison Public Library. They primarily raise funds through book sales, held three times per year in April, July/August, and November. The money they raise supports the Library’s overall programming in a wide variety of ways, including performers and guest speakers, computers and computer software, microfilm machines, literacy stations, library materials, board games, and Legos to name a few. These important assets allow the Library to offer a vast array of resources, services, and events.
For more information on the Friends of the Library bookmark contest, visit the Fort Madison Public Library at 1920 Avenue E, Fort Madison, call (319) 372-5721 or e-mail Sarah Clendineng, SarahClen@FortMadison.lib.ia.us.