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Pennsylvania Boy Named Library of Congress Contest Winner

Poster for National Book Festival 2018

A Pennsylvania boy was named the Grand Prize winner in the 2018 Library of Congress Summer Writing Contest.

Tyler Williams, who entered through Spring City Free Library in Chester County, wrote about the Harry Potter series on the theme of "A Book that Shaped Me." He will receive $250 in gift cards and be honored Saturday, Sept. 1, at the National Book Festival in Washington DC. The festival is a free event where the public can meet dozens of authors, poets and illustrators and ask them to sign books. 

Sarah Jane McMann, who entered through the Hockessin Library-New Castle County Libraries, was the Delaware state winner. She wrote about Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets 

Here are the other Delaware and Pennsylvania finalists:

Delaware Finalists

Maggie Clarke-Fields, Brandywine Hundred Library-New Castle County

Reese Corbett, Dover Public Library

Tianyu Mao, Hockessin Library-New Castle County Libraries

Amrita Rai, Kirkwood Library-New Castle County Libraries

Michelle Ratanraj, Hockessin Library-New Castle County Libraries

Pennsylvania Finalists

Sienna Camlin, Perkasie Branch Library-Bucks County Free Library

Brayden Samuelsen, Oley Valley Community Library-Berks County Public Library

Hannah Strawhecker, Avon Grove Library-Chester County Library

Annabelle Troup, Quakertown Library-Bucks County Free Library


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