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Bronxville Public Library Art Contest Encourages Student Entries

The Bronxville Public Library is sponsoring an art contest to promote library use and support.
The Bronxville Public Library is sponsoring an art contest to promote library use and support. Photo Credit: File

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- In honor of National Library Week, April 10-16, the Bronxville Public Library is sponsoring an art contest to promote library use and support.

Children and teens are invited to create works of art that incorporate one of six pre-selected quotes about reading. The theme is “Libraries Are Inspirational.” Artists may use any medium or style — collage, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, etc.

Students from all Bronxville schools, The Chapel School and St. Joseph’s School may enter one of three categories: elementary, kindergarten through fourth grade; middle school, grades five through eight; or high school, grades nine through 12.

Entries are being accepted through Monday, Feb 29, and winners will be notified Monday, March 7. Contest winners will receive gift cards and book prizes. All submitted artwork will be displayed in the Bronxville Library’s Yeager Room from March 1-25. All participants are invited to attend a gallery reception at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20.

Winning artwork will be displayed in the children’s room during April in honor of National Library Week. Submit your artwork in the children’s room of the Bronxville Public Library. Include with your artwork your name, address, phone number, name of your school and your grade. For more information, email brokids34@gmail.com or call 914-337-7680, ext. 34.

The following quotes should be incorporated in the works of art:

  • "Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled: “This could change your life.” -- Helen Exley
  • "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." -- Frederick Douglass
  • "There is no friend as loyal as a book." -- R.C. Collingwood
  • "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." -- George R.R. Martin
  • "Books are a uniquely portable magic." -- Stephen King
  • "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you’ll go." -- Dr. Seuss

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