Close to 500 local students demonstrated their creativity, imagination and talent in Griffith City Library's Book Week competition this year.
The theme for the Children's Book Council of Australia's 2021 Book Week was 'Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds' and whilst the library wasn't able to go ahead with scheduled events as planned due to lockdown, the spirit of Book Week was felt widely throughout the community.
Griffith City mayor John Dal Broi presented awards to the winners of the competition in the categories of 'redesign a book cover', and 'best book review'.
He told The Area News that he was proud of all those who entered as well as the library staff for running the competition.
"It is great today to recognise these people who have won an award in their age category," Councillor Dal Broi said.
"I think it is always good to see young people use their imagination and the library."
Sharmaine Delgadopeople and programs team leader at Griffith City Library said the response to the competition had been 'great' in light of the library shutting down for the month of August.
"We were so upset that we were closed when Book Week was actually on however we had lots of wonderful entries into our competition this year," Mrs Delgado said.
"Every single entry was fantastic, all the entrants should feel very proud of themselves, truly excellent work."
Library Manager, Karen Tagliapietra chose the winners with the assistance of library staff. Winners received a goodie bag and a pass to Altina Wildlife Park, just in time for the school holidays!
"We are so excited to have the library back open and to host this awards ceremony to recognise the good work of the winners," Mrs Delgado said.
The full list of winners is available here.
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