The Houston Public Library (HPL) invites children to help kick off its Books Alive! 8th Annual Children’s Book Celebration by participating in its high-flying Let’s Go Fly a Kite Contest. This free contest is open to children in grades K – 6. They can let their creative imaginations soar to create an amazing and unique kite. Each child will need to submit a homemade kite inspired by books written by children’s book author/ illustrator Grace Lin. Lin has published more than a dozen picture books, including The Ugly Vegetables, Dim Sung for Everyone, and most recently, her children’s novel, When the Sea Turned to Silver. The kites will not be judged on their ability to fly. Deadline for submission is Monday, April 17, 2017. Winners will be notified by Monday, May 1, 2017.
Fifty winners will be selected to enjoy a catered lunch, time with award winning author and illustrator Grace Lin, and also receive an autographed copy of her latest children’s novel, When the Sea Turned to Silver. After the lunch, children can enjoy the Books Alive! Children’s Book Celebration’s Festival on the Plaza.
The winners’ lunch and Books Alive Children’s Book Celebration Festival on the Plaza will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. This Festival on the Plaza includes a presentation and book signing by children’s author Grace Lin and lots of fun activities for children beginning at 12:30 PM to 3 PM at the Central Library’s Plaza. For more details visit: www.houstonlibrary.org/books-alive.
Contest Submission Guidelines:
Participants must be children in grades K-6
Kite must be homemade. Store-bought kites will not be accepted
Original art only. Traced or copied artwork or images will not be accepted.
Please do not use copyrighted images
One person per entry and one entry per person
Kites may be submitted to any HPL neighborhood library location in person or mailed to the following address:
Houston Public Library
Youth Services Department
Houston, TX 77002
Submission deadline is Monday, April 17, 2017. Winners will be notified by Monday, May 1, 2017.
Kites will not be judged on their ability to fly.
About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.
For further information visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or on Twitter @houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.
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