Hgtn. library sponsoring PBS Kids Writers Contest

Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to write and illustrate their own stories for the 2014 PBS Kids Writers contest, sponsored by the Huntington City-Township Public Library in partnership with WFWA PBS-39.

Entry forms and contest rules are available at the libraries in Huntington and Markle. They are also available online at
www.huntingtonpub.lib.in.us/pbskidswriterscontest or at www.wfwa.org/PBSKidsWritersContest/2014ContestHome.html.

An optional workshop, offering tips on writing and illustrating stories, will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library in Huntington. Mark Ryan, creative services manager at WFWA PBS-39, will lead the workshop, and parents are welcome to attend. To register for the workshop, call the library's children's department at 356-2900.

Completed stories must be submitted at either the Main Library in Huntington or the Markle Branch by the time the library closes on April 12. The Huntington library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, and the Markle library is located at 197 E. Morse St.

Submitted stories will be judged locally, with the first place winners in each grade category receiving a prize packet from the Huntington City-Township Public Library and advancing to regional judging at WFWA PBS-39, in Fort Wayne. Each participant will receive a PBS Kids Writers Contest certificate of achievement.

The contest was formerly known as the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.