News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 12/09/2009
Subject :

Palo Alto City Library Announces Second Annual Writing Contest
Contact : Maya Spector, Supervising Librarian    650-463-4961

Palo Alto, CA -- The Palo Alto City Library announces its second Annual Writing Contest for kids and teens. Children from grades 2-5 and teens in grades 6-12 will write an essay no more than 500 words in length on the topic, "How do you help a friend?" Entries may be turned in to any library branch or emailed to or Submissions must be received no later than Monday, January 11, 2010, by 9 p.m.

The essays will be judged on concept and creativity. Both children and teens are eligible to win first place grand prizes of $25 gift certificates to Books Inc. Bookstore. Additionally, each participant will receive a Culture Organic Frozen Yogurt gift certificate for one small yogurt with a free topping. The winners will be announced at receptions held for all writers:

Kids (Grades 2-5)
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto

Teens (Grades 6-12)
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 27 at 4 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Palo Alto Library, Culture Organic Frozen Yogurt and Books Inc. Bookstore. For more information, visit the Library web site at or call 650-329-2436.