We put out a call for teens to help us create a poster that lets everyone who walks into their local library know that we're #openforall, and the creativity was overwhelming. Thank you to all the San Mateo County teens who submitted amazing art for the Teen Social Justice Poster Contest, one of the culminating activities of the Young Adult Novelist Convention.
A special thank you to all the community members, principals, and teachers who encouraged our youth to participate. Although the decision was difficult, we're happy to congratulate Angelica Arrunategui Perez for her winning design.
"OPEN FOR ALL" by Angelica Arrunategui Perez
The poster will be displayed at all San Mateo County Libraries - as well as city libraries in the Peninsula Library System, opens a new window - and we'd like to encourage local schools and businesses to request your own free copies to show that you, too, are #OpenforAll. Not only will her poster be on display throughout San Mateo County, Angelica also won a personalized Every Where DIY Screenprinting Kit, opens a new window from Anthem Screen Printing, opens a new window, who generously donated an hour of their time to teach Angelica how to screen print.
We received so many awesome designs, though, that we decided to select three more designs to make available to display in our libraries and communities:
"Everyone's Welcome" by Katherine Liu
"You Are Here, You Are Safe" by Anna Quinlan
"#OpenForAll Figures" by Milena Raeber
If you are a San Mateo County school or businesses and would like to proudly display the winning posters, please fill out the request form below.
Young Adult Novelist Convention
Make sure to save the date for SMCL's annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon), Saturday, January 26th, 2019. YANovCon is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors of books for middle and high school youth (and everyone else who can appreciate these amazing talents). This free half-day celebration includes panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with local and top writers in young adult literature.