The Year is 2017…

The Northampton Area Public Library Board of Trustees is planning for the future. They need ideas and input in order to accurately anticipate our community’s needs as we move further into the 21st century. Accordingly, the Friends of Northampton Area Public Library are sponsoring a contest to garner ideas from students for our “Library of the Future”. Entries should address the following scenario: The year is 2017 and you walk into the Northampton Area Public Library, describe what you imagine the ideal library of the future to be.

1st place prize of $100 and 2nd place prize of $50 will be awarded in each of the following categories:  Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. A 1st place prize of $150 and 2nd place prize of $75 will be awarded in the Group category. Elementary students’ entries should consist of an 8 ½ x14 poster and an essay. Other entries may be drawings, floor plans, a PowerPoint, multimedia presentation, or any combination thereof.

Each entrant must be a student in grades K through 12 during the 2012-2013 school year. All entrants must be residents of the Northampton Area School District, but do not have to attend school in the district. The contest is open to parochial school students, homeschoolers, cyber schoolers, etc… All entries must be received or postmarked by October 31, 2012.  For complete rules and guidelines, and an entry form, visit the library or check the website:


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