In the spirit of celebrating Westfield's 300th birthday, the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library are sponsoring an essay contest.

Open to Grade 8 students in Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate schools, the contest highlights the vital influence our dynamic, thriving library has had on our youth. What does our library mean to you invites young people to think creatively about the impact our library has had on their lives. 

Write an essay or a story about one or two experiences you have had at the Westfield Memorial Library that made the library special to you. The submission should be from 350 to 500 words long typed. Please submit your original work online to the Friends of the Library website at Include contact information, school and the name of your Language Arts teacher.

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Essays will be judged on the following criteria:

A. Relevance to the topic in an articulate, clear and organized manner

B. Originality of ideas presented

C. Spelling, grammar and punctuation

All essays must be submitted by Friday, April 3, 2020. The author of the winning essay from each school will be awarded a $100 U.S. Bond and a book of their choice. To print details about the essay click here.pdf