Calling all Wordsmiths

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Area children are encouraged to enter a local story-writing contest.

The Wordless Book, a story writing contest sponsored by the St. Maries Public Library in honor of Children’s Book Week, will run May 4-15.

Leslee Adams stands behind a stack of picture books for the Wordless Book contest. The St. Maries Library has organized the literary endeavor in honor of Children's Book Week.

Leslee Adams stands behind a stack of picture books for the Wordless Book contest. The St. Maries Library has organized the literary endeavor in honor of Children’s Book Week.

Contestants must write a story to go along with one of the picture books that will be made available at the local library. The story may be written at the library or a book checked out for children to work on the project at home. Children in first through eighth grades are eligible to participate. Examples are available at the library.

Entries must be returned to the library by 5 p.m. Friday (May 15). Prizes including pizza, ice cream and a movie to be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

The week will conclude with a special activity day Friday where children may explore various activities that will be made available for individual discovery.

The winner will be announced Monday, May 18 and need not be present to win. Call the library at (208) 245-3732 for additional information.

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