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2018 Bookmark Contest Signing Ceremony

7th Annual Friends of the Library Bookmark Contest Signing Ceremony

2018 Hamilton Public Library Bookmark Contest Winners representing K-5th grades

Back Row: Skyler Lord, Paige Hartsell, Catherine Diaz (guest presenter)

Middle Row:  Kaydence Coalson, Gretchen Rudolph, Jonathan Hurst, Carli Jo Trebilcock, Lawson Yates, Madilyn Vaughn, Morgan Henkes

Front Row:  Aria Fry, Aubrey Adams, Brynlee Pittman, Auden Payne

Winners not in attendance:  Lindsey Ward, Brayden Ranaghan, Braylee James, Justin Melde, Matthew Craig

The Friends of the Library, in conjunction with Hamilton Public Library, held its 7th annual bookmark contest signing ceremony April 24.

The theme for this year was "Libraries Rock!" Patricia Keoghan, Hamilton Independent School District art teacher, employed the library's Summer 2018 Reading Program theme to inspire her art students for this year's project.

After receiving many colorful and artistic entries from the children of Hamilton in March, winners were selected. The award-winning students received certificates, age-appropriate books and gel pens and enjoyed a lively reception with family and friends.

Several FOL members played key roles in the event. Mickey Hill chaired the bookmark judging, as well as, the award ceremony with Renee French serving as library liaison.  Library Director, Nancy Diaz,  introduced HHS Junior Drum Major, Catherine Diaz, who presented the awards while Tom Adams snapped photos of the winners.

The autographed winning bookmarks are now available for purchase at the library. Proceeds from the sale of these bookmarks, generously reproduced by Keith Gatewood at Hamilton Printing, go to the support of the library.

We invite everyone to visit HPL where you can view the contest entries and purchase the winning bookmarks for 50 cents apiece.

And while you're at it - check out a good book!