Elementary Students Honored for Original Writing

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Young writers from throughout Glen Cove were recently honored by the Glen Cove Library for their participation in the 24th annual Write and Illustrate Your Own Book contest. With parents, family, teachers and principals in attendance, 11 students in grades 2-5 from Glen Cove School District elementary schools were honored, in addition to one student from the School of the Holy Child.

Youth Services librarians judged the writings and selected pieces based on grade-level expectations, creativity, imagination, proper sentence structure and good illustrations. Winners received a ribbon, certificate and a book, which was either a Newbury or Caldecott winner. All other participants in the contest received a certificate honoring their entry.

“A special thank you to the parents and families of our winners, who have encouraged their children’s talents by reading to them and helping them with their writing,” said Anna Dunlap, Head of Youth Services at the Glen Cove Library.