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2024 Bookmark Contest Winners

Drumroll, please... We are thrilled to announce the results of our annual bookmark contest! After tallying up the 2100+ votes cast online, the 2024 winners are:

  • Lea D. (5 and under) 
  • Alex C. (6-8 years old)
  • Adrianna R. (9-12 years old)
  • Tazi M. (13-17 years old)
  • Diana V. (18+)

This year, we asked for a design inspired by your favourite book, and the entries we received were as creative and diverse as the books on our shelves. It was challenging to narrow the entries down to just four for each age category for voting, but we hope you agree that the winning designs showcase the imagination and talent of our Burlington community.

five winning bookmark designs

Our youngest winner, Lea, recently checked out the books Earth by Marion Bauer and Planet Name Game by Tish Rabe, instigating "many, many, many questions about space" (according to her family!) and her awesome space-themed bookmark. Alex was inspired by the popular book, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach by Melanie Watt. Alex's favourite subject is art, and this is his first time winning a competition. We don't think it will be the last! 

The book, Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter inspired Adrianna to create her beautiful wintery scene. Tazi honoured one of her favourite books of all time, If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang. And finally, Diana's surreal fish creation was inspired by How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. 

Congratulations to our five winners, and a big thank you to everyone who submitted a design and voted. These awesome bookmarks are now available to pick up at your local branch. Tuck them into your next great read!