[Michlib-l] Letters about Literature program announcement

Reish, Karren (MDE) ReishK at michigan.gov
Wed Oct 23 11:27:13 EDT 2013

A reminder about the Letters about Literature program and the deadlines. Letters from teens in grades 9-12 are due Dec. 10th and letters from children in grades 4-6 and 7-8 are due January 10th.

The Library of Michigan is announcing the 2014 Letters about Literature program. We are again hosting this national program for Michigan. The Letters about Literature<http://www.read.gov/letters/> program is a national program from the Library of Congress. It is reading-writing contest that invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to write letters to authors of books that have changed their lives. This program gives students the opportunity to reflect deeply on a book. As readers, they come to understand how literature is more than assignment, but also a life changing experience. Children and teens can participate on their own or as part of a library or class project.

We have sent a letter and a sample entry form to libraries and schools. The 2014 letters will be due in two waves, which is new this year. Level III entries  (grades (9-12) have a deadline of December 10, 2013 and Level I and II entries (grades 4-6 and 7-8) have a deadline of January 10, 2014. The state and national winners will be announced in May 2014. You can find more information about the national program at www.read.gov/letters/<http://www.read.gov/letters/> and the Michigan program at www.michigan.gov/youthlibraryservices<http://www.michigan.gov/youthlibraryservices>. Please find the 2014 entry form at the link below.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact me. We look forward to reading your student and patron letters!

Karren Reish
Library Grants Coordinator
Library of Michigan
517-373-5700 f
reishk at michigan.gov<mailto:reishk at michigan.gov>


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