Springfield Public Library is thrilled to recognize fifteen young artists chosen as the winners of the annual Springfield Public Library Bookmark Contest. This year artists drew inspiration from the 2022 Summer Reading Theme “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” for their designs. Artwork could also fit general books, reading, and library themes. Every entry can be viewed in the City Hall Art Gallery, managed by the Springfield Arts Commission, until February 28.

The Springfield Public Library has held a bookmark contest for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade for forty-one years. This year over 750 students participated, with representatives from many schools and all grade levels. The winning bookmark designs have been professionally printed and will be distributed in the Springfield Public Library and through outreach programs all year long.

List of Winning Artists:
Ariyah Wilson – Kindergarten – Douglas Gardens Elementary
Luke Jordan – 1st Grade – Yolanda Elementary
Lane Mattox – 2nd Grade – Walterville Elementary
Alyvia Enyeart – 3rd Grade – Douglas Gardens Elementary
Braylee Brooks – 4th Grade – Two Rivers Dos Rios Elementary
Isaac David Brooks – 4th Grade – Centennial Elementary
Samantha Ortiz – 5th Grade – Douglas Gardens Elementary
Brooklyn Rose Sliger – 7th Grade – Agnes Stewart Middle School
Pablo Aleman – 7th Grade – Teach NW/Homeschool
AnnaMae Walker – 8th Grade – Briggs Middle School
Rebecca Paskett – 8th Grade – Thurston Middle School
A McPheeters-Geeting – 9th Grade – Thurston High School
Maggie Britton – 9th Grade – Springfield High School
Amelia Hampton – 11th Grade – Frontier Charter Academy
Joel Elias Booren – 11th Grade – Thurston High School

What: Springfield Public Library Bookmark Contest Winners Announcement

When:  Viewable in City Hall through February 28

Where:  Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Suite 301, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Taylor Worley (she/her/hers), Youth Services Librarian, tworley@springfield-or.gov, 541.726.2243


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