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Meet the winners of Washington’s 2019 Letters About Literature Contest

Meet the winners of Washington’s 2019 Letters About Literature Contest

Letters About Literature is an annual writing contest for youth where students are asked to write a letter to an author — living or deceased — whose book has changed the way the student writer sees the world. Each year the letters are incredible, poignant, and well written. Since 2005, the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, has been involved in judging the contest. In 2018, the Washington Center for the Book, a…

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WSL Updates for December 7, 2017

WSL Updates for December 7, 2017

Volume 13, December 7, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2018 2) EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOPS 3) ZINES CONTEST DEADLINE NEAR 4) EVALUATE HEALTH APPS 5) IMLS GRANT OPPORTUNITY 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2018 The Letters About Literature contest encourages young readers in grades 4-12 to read a book and write a letter to the author about how the book changed their view of the world or…

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WSL Updates for October 19, 2017

WSL Updates for October 19, 2017

Volume 13, October 19, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2) THINK, DO, SHOW – LAST CHANCE 3) ORDERING FREE BOOKS FROM WSL 4) ALA POLICY CORPS 5) MORE IMLS MUSEUM GRANTS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE The 2018 Letters About Literature (LAL) contest has launched. LAL is a nationwide competition which encourages young readers in grades 4-12 to read a book and write a letter to…

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WSL Updates for December 8, 2016

WSL Updates for December 8, 2016

Volume 12, December 8, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) 2ND ANNUAL HISTORICAL ZINE CONTEST DEADLINE 2) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE CONTEST 3) 2015 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICAL REPORT – NOW AVAILABLE 4) NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES YOUTH PROGRAM AWARDS 5) STARNET WEBINAR 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for November 17, 2016

WSL Updates for November 17, 2016

Volume 12, November 17, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) UPCOMING PROQUEST TRAINING 2) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE NAMED A BEST SITE 3) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE CONTEST 4) 2ND ANNUAL HISTORICAL ZINE CONTEST 5) NEA BIG READ ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for October 27, 2016

WSL Updates for October 27, 2016

Volume 12, October 27, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WHAT’S NEW IN THE CENSUS WEBINAR 2) 2015 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICAL REPORT – NOW AVAILABLE! 3) NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE TRAINING GRANTS 4) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE CONTEST OPEN 5) LOCATING INFORMATION ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WEBINAR 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for October 6, 2016

WSL Updates for October 6, 2016

Volume 12, October 6, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) HOSTING AN HOUR OF CODE WEBINAR 2) DPLA METADATA APPLICATION PROFILE WEBINAR 3) APPLY FOR A POSITION ON THE LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON 4) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE CONTEST OPENS 5) GALE PUBLIC LIBRARY RENEWAL 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for September 15, 2016

WSL Updates for September 15, 2016

Volume 12, September 15, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list Please note: There will be no WSL Updates published September 22, 2016.  The next regularly scheduled WSL Updates will be published September 29, 2016. Topics include: 1) APPLY FOR A POSITION ON THE LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON 2) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE CONTEST OPENS 3) 2ND ANNUAL HISTORICIAL ZINE CONTEST 4) ONLINE LIBRARY COURSES BEGIN THIS MONTH 5) NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1)…

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WSL Updates for September 1, 2016

WSL Updates for September 1, 2016

Volume 12, September 1, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) MINING THE CSLP MANUAL FOR ADULT PROGRAMMING IDEAS 2) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE CONTEST OPENS 3) 2ND ANNUAL HISTORICIAL ZINE CONTEST 4) WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE TRAINING WORKSHOPS 5) ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MICROSOFT IMAGINE ACADEMY 2016-2017 GRANTS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for May 12, 2016

WSL Updates for May 12, 2016

Volume 12, May 12, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION GRANTS CLOSE MAY 25 2) DIGITAL LITERACY 2016 GRANT CYCLE CLOSES MAY 25 3) METADATA ENHANCEMENT & REMEDIATION PROJECT GRANTS 4) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2016 5) WHO’LL COUNT THE RAIN? 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us: