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Young artists and bibliophiles are invited to design an original bookmark that celebrates their love of reading for the First Book-Montgomery County fifth annual Bookmark Contest.

The winning design will become an official bookmark of First Book-Montgomery County, the local chapter of the national First Book organization, whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.

Prekindergartners through eighth-graders are eligible to participate. Awards will be presented in four age groups: pre-K/kindergarten; grades 1-3; grades 4-6; and grades 7-8. One grand-prize winner also will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Entry forms are at firstbook.org/montgomerycountymd. Completed entry forms must be postmarked by May 17.

For more information, email firstbookmcmd@gmail.com.