Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas awarded scrolls to four young winners from the Second District who competed in the Public Library’s 37th annual bookmark design contest.
First grader Shania Phillip, fifth grader Sashia Maas, eighth grader Itzel Martinez and high school senior Jenifer Sid will have their artwork printed on bookmarks that will be distributed across the public library system, parks and community centers countywide.
Shania, who wants to be an artist when she grows up, entered the contest at the Wiseburn Library in Hawthorne. So did Sashia, who considers The Little Match Girl her favorite book.
Itzel entered the contest at the Compton Library and looks forward to being an animator. College-bound Jenifer is a patron of Lynwood Library and wants to major in illustration so she can become a concept designer for games and movies.
“Libraries build readers. Who become thinkers. Who become doers,” said county Library Director Skye Patrick.
In all, 20 students – four in each of the five supervisorial districts – won this year’s contest, which had the theme: “Read for the fun of it.” More than 10,000 students submitted entries.