By NORTHWEST HERALD

Read, Write and Win contest to kick off in CL

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake students in grades three through eight – including those who are home-schooled – are invited to the kickoff of the eighth annual Read, Write and Win writing contest at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St.

Read, Write and Win is a literacy competition in which students write endings to one of two books in their age category or illustrate an ending to a third book.

Students in grades three to five can choose to write a new ending for “Benjamin Franklinstein Lives!” or “Turtle in Paradise,” or illustrate an ending for “Chicagoland Detective Agency #1: the Drained Brains Caper.”

Students in grades six through eight can choose to write a new ending for “Unnameables” or “A Monster Calls,” or illustrate an ending for “Bad Island.”

Winners receive $100, $75, $50 and $25, respectively, for first, second, third and fourth place in each category for each book. Winners will be announced April 22 at Husmann Elementary School. 

This program is presented in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers, McHenry County College, School District 47 and the Crystal Lake Public Library.

For information, call the library at 815-459-1687.

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