Published: Oct 29, 2010 6:34 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 29, 2010 3:34 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla - See the work of some of the area’s young artists, at your library. Hundreds of children participated in the annual “Design a Bookmark” contest at the Lee County Library System. Their entries will be on display at Lee County Library System locations November 9 – 15.

Each year, the library invites local 3-5 graders to create bookmarks with a theme about reading. This year’s theme, “Blast Off with Books!” inspired a wide variety of ideas, according to Lee County Library System Program Coordinator, Voncile Williams.

“We received hundreds of bookmarks that represented the heights reading takes young people. Some of the winning artists expressed themselves with rockets and space ships, aliens and astronauts enjoying a good read,” Williams said.

Judges selected one winning design from each location. Those designs can be viewed on the Lee County Library System website http://library.leegov.com

Each of the winning artists will be invited to a special reception hosted by the Hotel Indigo in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, November 12 at 7 p.m. Here they will receive a supply of their bookmarks to share with friends and family as well as a gift card to Books-A-Million.