The Library Holds a Bookmark Contest


By: Kristin Evans

Director of Library Services




This year at the Henry County Library we held our first annual bookmark contest open to all school age children in Henry County. Participants were instructed to draw their own bookmark based on our Summer Reading Program theme ‘Build a Better World’. Because this was our first year doing this we were not sure if we would get very many entries. Imagine our surprise and delight when we received 218 submissions to the contest! Our thanks go out to all the teachers in the local schools who helped encourage their students to submit art work. Judging all of the wonderful entries proved very challenging but after much deliberation winners were chosen in each age group for both Clinton and County. The winners are:

Grades K-2


Kaysen Nold - Urich (County)


Aliza Barnes - Clinton


Grades 3-5


Shelby Mathia - Clinton


Daisey Wiley - Windsor (County)


Grades 6-8


Mathew Foster - Clinton


Lauren Bailey - Tightwad (County)


Grades 9-12


Jojo Wiley - Windsor (County) 


The winners have had their artwork made into actual bookmarks that are currently available at each library location. Come down and get them fast as there is only a limited number of each design. The library is also excited to celebrate and showcase all of the entries received in the contest. All the bookmark contest submissions are currently on display at the libraries. Participants who listed Clinton as their home library are on display in Clinton and participants who listed their home library as Windsor are on display at the Windsor location. We are encouraging everyone to take the time to look at all the wonderful entries we received. You will see some amazing talent on display as well as get a glimpse into how the future generation plans to ‘Build a Better World’.