About the 2021 Mary Finley Memorial Essay and Speech Contest
This contest honors Mary Finley, one of the first African American librarians hired by the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library. This contest is open to West End students and residents in grades 5-10.
Contestants are asked to reflect upon what the Library means to them, and compose an essay about the topic.
- First place: $150 Visa gift card
- Second place: $75 Visa gift card
- Third place: $50 Visa gift card
Please submit your entry by midnight Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.