Putnam County Libary is pleased to be participating in this year's
"A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest!

When does the contest run?
May 3, 2017 – July 8, 2017

Who can participate?
Rising 5th & 6th Graders (students who will be entering 5th or 6th grade next fall).

How to enter?
Write a short letter to your local librarian on a book that has had a personal impact on your life.

Books have the power to shape us by changing the ways we think and feel. Think about a book that made a difference in your life. It could be your favorite book, one that you read at school or as part of this year’s summer reading program. How did it make you feel? Did it change the way you see yourself, your family or the world? Choose one book – it can be fiction or nonfiction – and write a short letter about how it had a personal impact on your life.

Write a one-page letter. (Begin it with “Dear Librarian” or use the name of your local children’s librarian.)
Use examples from the book to make your points.
Your letter will be judged on content, structure (spelling and grammar) and creativity.
Your letter may be typed or hand-written.

For more information contact any library branch.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten promotes reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers. Stop by any Putnam County Library location and pick up a reading log.  Come back in and show us your log and get milestone stickers, like 100 Books Read, etc.

This is a self-guided program. For more information about the program, in general, visit the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten website, or call/visit any library location.