More than 90 St. Mary’s County residents of all ages submitted their artwork for the St. Mary’s County Library bookmark design contest. The winner’s artwork will be printed on bookmarks to help promote Reading. On the back of the bookmarks, customers will find information on Beanstack, a library service used for Summer Reading but with so much more! Beanstack allows users to discover books and activities matched by age group for all ages, receive weekly book recommendations, follow learning tips for children to make the most out of your reading experience, learn about library events matched to your child’s age and your local library location, and keep track of progress and achievements.
The contest began in June and ended on July 12. All bookmark entries had to be original, newly-created designs and the theme was ‘Reading’. Of the 92 entries, the majority were created by hand using crayons, markers, colored pencils, pens and paint.