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Hillside student wins bookmark contest

Emily Perez Mora holds her winning bookmark.

In April, the Friday Memorial Library held a bookmark coloring contest for fourth-graders in the New Richmond area in honor of Children's Book Week, May 1-7. The winning bookmark will be distributed to all of the library's summer reading participants.

"In addition to the honor of having their bookmarks printed professionally, the winner also received $20 and 10 bookmarks to keep and share with their family," library director Kim Hennings said.

More than 140 New Richmond fourth-graders participated in the contest. Library and city staff voted in two rounds to pick their top choice. The artwork needed to promote the library's summer reading theme "Build a Better World." The winner was Emily Perez Mora of Hillside Elementary for her bookmark depicting Earth as a puzzle with four pieces spelling "READ."