Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Library sponsors PBSKIDS GO!

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011

Huntington City-Township Public Library is pleased to be partnering with WFWA PBS 39 and the Lincoln Financial Foundation in sponsoring this year's PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest, open to children in Kindergarten through Grade Three. PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest is a place for kids to write and illustrate their own stories and enter them in the contest.

Known for the past fifteen years as the Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest, The PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest has been encouraging children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.

Entries will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of text and illustrations.  These stories are judged locally, and the first place winners in each of the K-3 grade categories will advance to regional judging at WFWA PBS 39 in Fort Wayne.  One local winner from each age group will receive a prize packet from Huntington City-Township Public Library and be recognized in our local newspapers. Every child who participates will receive a PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest Certificate of Achievement.

Participants may pick up an entry form and contest guidelines at either location of Huntington City-Township Public Library.  Be sure to call the Children's Department at 260-356-2900 if you have any questions.  Entry forms and contest guidelines can also be printed from the PBS WFWA 39 website at

Huntington City-Township Public Library is also offering a free Writers & Illustrators Workshop at 4:15 pm on Thursday, March 17, open to anyone interested in entering the PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest (parents welcome, too!)  You don't have to attend the workshop in order to enter the PBS KIDS GO! Writer's Contest, but it's a great way to get ideas, tips & tricks that will help you write and illustrate your very own story.  Just bring your questions, your ideas, and your imagination!  Registration for the PBSKIDS GO! Writers & Illustrators Workshop is appreciated – call the Library’s Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 to sign up.

The deadline for submitting PBSKIDS GO! Writers contest entries is Wednesday, April 15, 2011.  Entries may be returned to either library location.  The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive in Huntington, and the Markle Branch is located at 197 East Morse Street in Markle.