Thursday, May 23, 2013

What book shaped you?

What book have you read that really made you think? Maybe it affected how you treat your friends or family. Or it taught you something or inspired you to do something different? 

Rising 5th and 6th graders are invited to join “The Book That Shaped Me” writing contest, hosted by the Library of Congress, in cooperation with local libraries.

Its easy to enter. If you are going to be in grade 5 or 6 in the fall, just write a one-page essay about the book that has made a personal impact on your life. Submit your essay in person to your local library by August 12. 

The program is a great compliment to the summer reading program hosted by many libraries each summer, including the Fauquier County Public Library. More about that coming soon…

Libraries from throughout Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland,  Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are participating. Prizes will be awarded and top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the Library of Congress National Book Festival Sept. 21 and 22 on the National Mall.

"A Book That Shaped Me" launched in 2012. In its second year, the contest has expanded and now has over 270 participating libraries throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

If you are looking for a great summer read - or the book that will shape you - check out these recommendations and resources

Contest details and entry forms are available at Fauquier County Public Library locations. To learn more, visit our website. More information is also available directly from the Library of Congress

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