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Entry forms for the '09-'10 Letters About Literature contest are now available on the Indiana Center for the Book's website. The national reading-writing competition, sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target Stores, calls for entrants to write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, etc.) explaining how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or their self.
As in previous years, state contest winners will receive a cash award, plaque, and frameable copy of their letter from the Indiana Center for theBook during a summertime awards ceremony. Top winners also receive a Target GiftCard and advance to the national level competition. National prizes include $10,000 LAL Reading Promotion Grant for the community or school library of the winner's choice. National winners will also receive a $500 Target GiftCard. Additionally, the national honorable mentions will each receive a $100 Target GiftCard and a $1,000 LAL Grant for the community or school library of their choice.
Visit http://www.lettersaboutliterature.org for contest updates and valuable teaching materials, such as lesson plans, writing samples, assessment checklists, and teacher tips. Letters About Literature is open to legal U.S. residents enrolled as a student in grades 4 -12 during 2010/2011 school year and 9 years of age or older as of 9/1/10. Entries must be postmarked no later than December 12, 2010 for consideration.
WebJunction Indiana received an update this week and now features more information than ever on the homepage. Below the standard Indiana-specific information, you’ll find top resources and stories used by members of the Global WebJunction Community. These will be updated frequently to keep you abreast of what the wider library community is talking about.
Even with this update, you’ll still find all the key information for Indiana libraries at the top of the WebJunction Indiana page, including certification information, statewide INitiatives, and job listings. The Indiana Calendar of Events is also prominently featured near the top of the page. See for yourself today at www.in.webjunction.org.
The Indiana Women's History Association is planning a 90th Anniversary of Woman's Suffrage Celebration on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at the Indianapolis Propylaeum from 7-9 PM. Although free and open to the public there will be limited seating and RSVPs will be requested by August 20, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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