Ever wonder what turns children on to reading? A report by CNN August 4, 2015 links it to biography - stories of real people whose lives and beliefs. Giving some credit to Common Core state standards that emphasize nonfiction reading, the bump may be due to children's love of an interesting world! Read more about it here.
The contest is an annual event sponsored by The Friends of the Monrovia Public Library which was established in 1957 and helps raise funds to support the enhancement and expansion of library services.
For the fifth year in a row we have hosted the library’s annual Summer Reading Club Bookmark Contest. These winning designs have been printed and are available to patrons in the Library. We gave the Mayor and City Council a copy of each bookmark and thank the city for honoring their creative achievements and participation in our annual bookmark contest.
The Friends were delighted to introduce five of our winners who are shown with members of the Monrovia City Council and FOMPL President Karen Hollinhurst.
From the 0 to 5 year old age category:
Penelope Vuong (age 4) who designed the bookmark Flower Garden.
Sayaka Kodama (age 5) who designed the bookmark Reading is Magical.
From the 6 to 8 year old age category:
Kaitlyn Molinar (age 9) who designed the bookmark Spring Time.
From the 9 to 11 year old age category:
Desiree Cooper (age 11) who designed the Dream UpAdventures bookmark
From the Adult category:
Guillermina De Anda who designed the I Enjoy the Songs of Nature bookmark.
Other winners, who were unable to attend tonight’s meeting, include:
Ricardo Garcia Sanchez (age 7)
Aviya Ramji (age 7)
Drea Wong (age 8)
Abigail Fung (age 12)
Members of the Board and our volunteers are posting ideas, thoughts, events, and a few surprises.