Newark Free Library Looking For Young Authors And Artists

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Newark – New Castle County’s Newark Free Library invites children ages 4 through 12 to participate in the next edition of PAGES, its literary and art magazine for kids, by kids! Children may submit their hand-written poem, joke, comic, essay, short story, or hand-drawn art or collage on an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper. Children can create their own masterpiece at home or at the library, with art and writing supplies provided. Click here to review last year’s edition of PAGES.

“Shel Silverstein wrote ‘Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a mumble-gumble song, Whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance ‘Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain’t been there before,’” County Executive Matt Meyer said. “To all the kids out there: use your imagination, create something unique and share your writing and art with us, even if your friends and family think it’s a little nutty! Our libraries are encouraging every young author and artist to explore their talents and it might even get them published!”

Up to 50 submissions will be selected by library staff and those young writers and artists will get a free copy of the PAGES literary magazine to keep! The 3rd edition of the PAGES Literary and Art Magazine will be released on Saturday, February 24, 2018, with a launch party at the library.

Submissions will be accepted through December 10 at the Newark Free Library children’s desk, located at 750 Library Avenue in Newark. A completed parental release form, available at the library, will be required for each submission.

The program is free and open to all children ages 4 through 12. Contact Pat Birchenall or Lisa Beamer at the Newark Free Library at 731-7550 for additional information.

Source: New Castle County