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Library announces Create-A-Book winners
Press Release June 5, 2002

As part of its "National Library Week" celebration in April, The Newark Public Library invited children to create a book and enter it in the library's annual contest. Create-A-Book can be a play, a poem, a story, a diary or a wordless story of pictures or photographs. This year’s National Library Week theme was @ Your Library. Children responded to Create-A-Book contest by submitting more than 200 "books." Graphic artist Carol Jenkins-Cooper judged the entries according to the grade-level categories.

Each of the first-, second- and third-place winners of the two grade levels along with the high-school honorees will receive a Barnes and Noble gift certificate. Those who were awarded an honorable mention will receive a library pencil and paperback book. All program participants received a colorful "READ WITH SOMEONE EVERYDAY" book bag.

Winning entries--including branch library designation--were:

Grades K-3
1st Place -- Going Around the World by Paulo Seabra -- Van Buren Branch
2nd Place -- The Mystery Egg by Jonathan Chipelo -- Van Buren
3rd Place -- King Captain Turtle -- Kristen Bunk -- Main Library
Honorable Mention
Dinosaurs by Angello Centenaro -- First Avenue
Power Puff Girls Clean Up Townsville by Timothy Williams -- Clinton
Los Bomberos by Edison Carangui -- First Avenue
Friends by Tiffany Clavijo -- First Avenue

Grades 4-8
1st Place -- Johnny’s Dream of the NBA by Andreia Onofre -- Van Buren
2nd Place -- Poetry By Me by Catia Onofre -- Van Buren
3rd Place -- A Stranger on My Dark Pathway by Tatiana Pereira -- Van Buren
Honorable Mention
The Five Missing Children by Shanelle Wilson -- Weequahic
The Abduction: The Rude Awakening by Kimberly Cardona -- Van Buren
Boosted Cars by David Campos -- Van Buren
When I Grow Up by Diana Osorio -- North End

Grade 9-12
Star by Janine Delaney -- Van Buren
Once Upon A Time in 3-D Land by Latasha Delaney -- Van Buren


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