“A Book That Shaped Me” Contest


The Library of Congress has launched its annual summer essay contest for rising 5th and 6th grade students. The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of summer reading programs in DC. Prizes will be awarded. Top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the 18th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 1. Focused on a single book, essays should be one page in length and must be submitted with an entry form in person at participating public library locations. The deadline for entries is July 7. Submission forms are available at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center in Room G-29 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE or at participating public library locations. The list of participating libraries and more information are available at loc.gov.

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