Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library
Announce Student Writing Contest Celebrating Library Centennial
In celebration of the 100th birthday of the Mercer Carnegie Library, the Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library are pleased to announce a student writing contest. Eight cash prizes will be awarded, one to the winning contestant in each of grades 5-12. Contestants will submit essays on assigned topics concerning the importance, history and changing role of public libraries.
Competition is open to students in grades 5-12 who attend school in Mercer County School District #404 or who live within the boundaries of Mercer County School District #404.
Entries must be received by Monday, March 21, 2016, and winners will be announced in May. The winning writer in each of grades 5-8 will be awarded $100. The winning writer in each of grades 9-12 will receive $200.
The Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library is a volunteer organization that supports the Library′s mission.
Complete rules and eligibility requirements are available here at