Tyson Library hosted a celebration Wednesday, February 9 for three young patrons who have recently finished reading 1000 books before they started kindergarten. Josiah Evans, son of Rachel and Josh Evans; AJ Dell, son of Kyla and Brett Dell; and Mark Wright, son of Aly and Caleb Wright each received a certificate, a t-shirt, and a bound booklet of their completed tracking sheets.
Tyson Library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is open for all children who have not started kindergarten. As a family reads together they mark their tracking sheet, counting their way up to the next 100-book milestone. Our local program does not require that the 1000 books be different titles. If you child really enjoys reading the same book over and over for a week, each time you read that book, it counts.
Reading together helps develop reading and language skills, and also creates bonds and memories that will last a life time.
It’s time to bust out the craft supplies and break through those winter blues with the 2023 Tyson Library Bookmark Contest!
This is our official invitation to any and all local students in preschool through 12th grade to submit an entry for this year’s contest. The winning designs from each age/grade category will be available as Tyson Library’s official bookmarks for 2023.
Need a little inspiration? Just take a look at last year’s winning designs!
Each design can be as colorful and creative as your child wants to make their design – we want the students to have fun and show us what they think of when it comes to books and the joy of reading.
We will celebrate this year’s winners during National Library Week (April 23-29) with a reception for the winners and their families at the Tyson Activity Center.
Design MUST fit in a space 8 inches by 2 inches (like the box included on the printable form)
Limit 1 drawing per person
Designs can be hand or computer drawn in color or black & white using ink, crayon, paint, or other media. (Note: pencil drawings are often not reproducible, thus NOT accepted.)
Submitted drawings must have the child’s name, grade, and parent’s signature (authorizing the library to use the winning drawing)
Theme: Designs should showcase the fun and adventure of reading, books, Tyson Library, or community/All Together Now
Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m. – Entries due in person to the front desk, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to 812-750-8263
Friday, April 7 – Winners will be notified by end of day
Tuesday, April 25, time TBD – 2023 Bookmark Contest Winners Reception at Tyson Activity Center
Call 812-689-5894 or email email@example.com with any questions.