Public voting underway for Friends of the Library Bookmark Contest

Mayor of Fort Madison Brad Randolph, President of the Friends of the Library Pat Morrison and school librarians Michelle Bentler and Roxanne Puga are pictured with the 31 bookmark contest submissions.Photo courtesy of Fort Madison Public Library.

Fort Madison, IA, – Thirty-one local artists from age 5 on up have submitted bookmarks to the Friends of the Library Bookmark Contest and voting for the favorite has now begun. Submitted bookmarks are on display at the Fort Madison Public Library until April 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,

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