|For Immediate Release||
Contact: Michelle Mattingly
Tia Towe Freeman
FRIENDS OF THE NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY HONOR CONTEST WINNERS
Norfolk, VA (April 25, 2006) – Norfolk students have read books, reviewed their favorite one and turned in their best artist writings for the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library’s Annual Book Review Contest. The judges are now earnestly considering composition and imagination to pick the final winners. The writers are eagerly awaiting the decisions – but they won’t have to wait much longer!
To encourage reading and critical thinking, the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library offers a Book Review Contest for all Norfolk students each year. Students are encouraged to review books they enjoy. Rather than write a comprehensive summary, students should discuss some element of the book (e.g. plot, setting, character, theme or style.) Entries are judged on the freshness of expression and imagination, as well as good English composition. The contest is open to grades 4 through 12 in public, private and home-school. The 2006 reviews were due in by March 16.
On May 18 at 3:00 p.m., the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library will honor the winners of this year’s Annual Book Review Contest. The program will be held in the auditorium at the MacArthur Memorial located across from Kirn Memorial Library at MacArthur Square in downtown Norfolk. Awards will be given to the 1st – 3rd place in each grade and 1 award will be given for Best Overall.
If attending the Awards ceremony, parking is available in the MacArthur Center South parking garage. Bring your ticket to the ceremony to be validated for 3 hours of free parking. For more information concerning the ceremony please see NPL’s website, www.npl.lib.va.us.