"Love My Library" Essay Contest

The Cedar Rapids Public Library is holding an essay contest in anticipation of the new library groundbreaking celebration on May 5. The essay contest, entitled “Love my Library” is open to all 6 – 12 grade students in the Cedar Rapids metro area.

Students are asked to write an essay about what the Cedar Rapids Public Library means to them and why they “love” their library.

Essays should be 300 words or less. Submissions may be sent to the Library at 2600 Edgewood Rd. SW, Suite 330, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404; or emailed to info@crlibrary.org, no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 25.  Submissions must include: name, age, grade, email address (if you have one), and phone number.

The winner will receive a Nook Color e-reader and will be asked to read their essay at the new library groundbreaking celebration in May. Runners up will also receive special recognition during the groundbreaking ceremony as well as a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Groundbreaking for the new Cedar Rapids Public Library is Saturday, May 5, 10 am – 12 pm. A brief program will be held at 10 am followed by refreshments and activities for the whole family. The community is invited to participate in this special event.

The Love My Library Essay Contest is sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation. Learn more about the Library 3.0 Campaign to build your new Cedar Rapids Public Library at www.crlibrarycampaign.org.

For more information on the Cedar Rapids Public Library, visit www.crlibrary.org or call (319) 398-5123.

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