Congratulations to the 2009 LAL NH Semi-finalists!

Letters About Literature -- a reading and writing promotion program where students write a letter as if to an author explaining how the author's work changed their view of the world or of themselves and prizes are awarded for the best letter in each state -- had it's biggest year yet here in New Hampshire. There were 802 letters received from New Hampshire students. Fifty-five New Hampshire semi-finalists were selected across the three competition levels by a panel of judges working on behalf of the Library of Congress. Those letters are being reviewed by a panel of judges here in New Hampshire who will select the winning letters for New Hampshire which will be announced by the end of March. The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library will award $100 to each first place winner. State winners will advance to the national competition where they could win a $500 Target GiftCard and a $10,000 Letters About Literature Reading Promotion Grant for their community.

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