In celebration of Hillsborough County’s Hispanic Heritage, Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (HCPLC) is presenting the 5th Annual Bookmark Contest for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, September 1 - September 30. Children may pick up an entry form at any library branch to design a bookmark celebrating “Our Hispanic Heritage.” Entries need to be returned to any public library no later than September 30. The first place winner in each category will receive a US Savings Bond of $100 and 100 copies of their winning bookmark. The second place winner will receive a $50 US Savings Bond and 100 copies of their bookmark.
The adult poetry contest entry forms can be picked up at any library branch or downloaded from the Library’s website: hcplc.org. Contestants must be at least 18 years old. Poems must be original compositions, no longer than one page, and written in Spanish. Themes must be appropriate for a general audience. Completed entry forms and poems must be turned into any library branch no later than September 30.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 North Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa, in the auditorium Sunday, November 16 at 2 pm. The first place winner will receive $200, the second place winner will receive $100, and the third place winner will receive $50.
The contest is cosponsored by the Friends of the Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc., Centro Mi Diario, The Tampa Tribune and Pollo Tropical.
For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library, please call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.