Bookmark Contest Winners Announced

The Springfield Public Library is excited to announce the winners of its 39th annual Bookmark Contest! The contest is held each fall/winter in collaboration with Springfield Public Schools, the Springfield Arts Commission, and the City of Springfield. This year’s theme matches the 2020 Summer Reading Theme: Imagine Your Story, and is focused on fairy tales, ancient mythology, and folklore. The library received 1,800 entries and chose 18 winners.

All entries will be displayed in the Springfield Arts Commission City Hall Gallery in January and February. Winners will be recognized at the City Council meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, February 3 in Council Chambers at 225 Fifth Street. The winning designs are professionally printed and distributed in the library all year long.


Leah Siefke, 9th Grade, Thurston High School

Chloe Pearl Innis-Hintz, 7th grade, Agnes Stewart Middle School

Olivia Rose Bishop, 6th Grade, Hamlin Middle School

Neveah Fonseca, 6th Grade, Hamlin Middle School

Janett Lopez, 5th Grade, Maple Elementary

Maddie Johnson, 5th Grade, Two Rivers-Dos Ríos

Yenifer Miranda Marroquin, 4th Grade, Two Rivers-Dos Ríos

Fryda Martina Morales-Garcia, 4th Grade, Riverbend

Juliet Leslye Devenport, 4th Grade, Marcola Elementary

Olivia Dahl, 3rd Grade, Guy Lee

Bella Liesse, 3rd Grade, Maple

Adilyn Quinlan, 3rd Grade, Two Rivers-Dos Ríos

Kora Lee Flanders, 2nd Grade, Maple

Emma Sahalie Buhr, 2nd Grade, Two Rivers-Dos Ríos

Ella Jordan, 1st Grade, Yolanda

Esteban Arellano, 1st Grade, Maple

Theodore Caughlin, Kindergarten, Two Rivers-Dos Ríos

Keagan Hughes, Kindergarten, Walterville


About Springfield’s City Hall & Young Artists Galleries

Located on two walls just outside the entrance to the Springfield Library, City Hall Gallery and the Young Artists Gallery are seen by approximately 3,700 visitors each month. Since 1989, City Hall Gallery has featured monthly shows by regional artists chosen by the Springfield Arts Commission. The Commission issues a call to artists each year.

A new addition to City Hall, the Young Artists Gallery is the only year-round space in Springfield dedicated to showcasing the work of children and young adult artists. The Commission partners with youth-related organizations throughout Lane County to represent the diverse creativity of young people in our community.

What: City Council Recognizes Bookmark Contest Winners

When:  7 p.m., Monday, February 3

Where:   City Council Chambers, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Taylor Worley, 541.726.2243,



Chinese New Year! Learn to Use Chopsticks

Are chopsticks a mystery to you or are you a master? Either way, teens – join us at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 28 in the Library Meeting Room at Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield. Free!

Yes, there will be food upon which to practice your chopsticks skills. Ramen will be made. But there will also be chopsticks games. Using chopsticks is a skill that needs practice, even for kids in countries where they’re commonly used! So pit your skills against others in chopstick competitions!

The Library offers a weekly gathering for teens every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Join us to hang out, enjoy a snack, learn new skills and have fun. This event is free and intended for teens ages 12 and up. Teen programs are made possible by our generous Friends of the Springfield Library.

What: Learn to Use Chopsticks

When:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 28

Where:  Library Meeting Room, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653,


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