The Brainerd Public Library will host a bookmark creating contest, reading challenge, poetry jam and book fair to celebrate National Poetry Month in April.
The bookmark creating contest will have child, teen and adult divisions. The library will provide a blank bookmark, which participants can make into a book- or library-themed bookmark using crayons, markers, pens, pencils or paint. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and use of theme. Deadline is April 30.
To participate in the "Million Page Read" challenge, keep track of how many pages you read during April, including books, magazines, newspapers and brochures, then stop by the library to fill out a short form noting the number of pages read. Your numbers will be added to the running total and your name will be entered in a prize drawing.
A Poetry Jam will be held at 1 p.m. April 24 in the library's large meeting room. Participants can read their own poem or a favorite poem by another author. Treats will be served and door prizes awarded.
The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library will hold a Scholastic Book Fair April 30 and May 1.
Call 829-5574 for more information.
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