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Library names winners of Easy Picture Book contest

May 22, 2010
  • Winners of Washington County Free Library's 2010 Easy Picture Book Writing Contest. Front row, Olivia Miller, left, and Kayla Eichelberger. Second row, from left, Iris Wechsler, Quinn Wandalowski, Allison Miller and Giulia Pucci. Third row, from left, Liz Stiffler, Kanika Wilkins, Ginni Neff and Janai Heise.
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Washington County Free Library has announced the winners of its fourth annual Easy Picture Book Writing Contest.

The contest is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Library and is held each year in celebration of Children's Book Week, observed this year from May 10 to 16.

The first-place winner in each division received a certificate of recognition and a hardbound edition of his/her book. A copy of each winning entry was also placed in the library's collection. First-place winners include Olivia Miller (grades two-three), Giulia Pucci (grades four-five), Iris Wechsler (grades six to eight) and Ginni Neff (adult division).

The library also recognized second- and third-place winners. The winners received certificates of recognition and a gift certificate to a local bookstore. Second-place winners include Dante Nova (grades two-three), Allison Miller (grades four-five), Jocelyn Quirple (grades six to eight) and Kanika Wilkins (adult). Third-place winners were Kayla Eichelberger (grades two-three), Quinn Wandalowski (grades four-five), Janai Heise (grades six to eight) and Liz Stiffler (adult).

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A reception to honor the winners was held at the Smithsburg branch library May 12, where the first-place winners read their books aloud. The library congratulates all the winners and thanks everyone who participated.

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