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2008 Ruth Blank Venner Essay Contest

Posted Mar 18th, 2008 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Community Interest, Toledo.com

 

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is proud to announce the 2008 Ruth Blank Venner Essay Contest. This year’s theme is Planet Earth 2050: My Vision of the Future and participants are requested to write about what they foresee happening on Earth in the year 2050.

This year’s essay contest is a 500 word maximum and is open to grades K through 12. Grade level essay categories are as follows: K-2nd grade, 3rd -5th, 6th -8th, and 9th –12th. Prizes will be awarded to winning essay entrants: 1st place $200, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50 and 6 honorable mentions at $25 each. Prizes are provided by the Ruth Blank Venner Memorial Project of the Friends of the Library.

Contest essay forms are available at all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library branch locations, at Main Library, and on the Library’s Bookmobile (Outreach Services).
Essays must be turned in by Monday, April 21.

The late Ruth Blank Venner was a past president of the Friends of the Library and an active member. Mrs. Venner, who died in 1996, was married 44 years to the well-known television news anchor Frank Venner. Mrs. Venner’s brother Leon W. Blank, as a way to honor his sister’s memory and to promote reading among youth, established the Ruth Blank Venner Memorial Project of the Friends of the Library beginning in 1996.

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