We had a great response to our 7th annual Bookmark Contest this year!,” says Alice Hutchinson, the congenial proprietor of Bethel’s Byrd’s Books, whose projects always manage to engage and excite her community (think Where’s Waldo?, coming in July). “There were so many in the 6th-8th grade category we awarded two winning prizes. In the Honorable Mentions, we awarded two in the high school category. The winning creations will be displayed in our bookstore and copies will be given out to purchasers all summer long. We love commingling books, art, and community.
Every year during the month of May, Bethel’s Byrd’s Books hosts a Summer Bookmark Contest in which kids and adults are invited to design a bookmark based on a book they love. Guest judges from Bethel Arts choose a winner and runner up in five categories/age groups. The five winners get a $25 gift certificate to Byrd’s Books and 25 of their bookmarks to give away. Honorable mentions get a $10 gift certificate.
The winners of Byrd’s Books’ 7th annual Summer Bookmark Contest are:
Samson, Grade 2, Hudson Valley Montessori School, A Good Day’s Fishing (see image above)
Hayden, Grade 5, The Evolution of Capurnia Tate
Fiona, Grade 6, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, Gee Whiz
Rowena, Grade 6, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Brooke, Grade 10, Bethel High School, Circe
Cara Ferris, adult, March by John Lewis
Honorable mentions were awarded to:
Violet, Grade 1, Magic Tree House
Rachelle, Grade 5, The Chronicles of Narnia
Piper, Grade 6, Bethel Middle School, New Kid
Anna, Grade 10, Immaculate High School, Howl’s Moving Castle
Matthew, Grade 12, Immaculate High School, Percy Jackson
Michelle Truman, adult, Fahrenheit 451
Author discussions and Book Group gatherings are regularly added to Byrd’s Books’ calendar of events at ByrdsBooks.com Open Tuesdays through Saturdays , Sundays , for browsing, touch-free purchasing and pick-up, Byrd’s Books also welcomes private shopping by appointment. Byrd’s Books requires masks and provides a hand sanitizer for everyone’s safety.