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Burbank Public Library Seeks Entries for Mascot Design Contest
Submissions accepted through March 21, 2014
BURBANK, Calif. (March 11, 2014) – The Burbank Neighborhood Leadership Program (BNLP) is sponsoring a Mascot Design Contest to help the Burbank Public Library (BPL) bring to life a costumed mascot to champion reading and literacy in the community. BNLP and BPL are seeking imaginative and creative entries from Burbank community members. The mascot will “enliven community outreach and increase library visibility,” said Library Services Director Sharon Cohen.
Entry forms can be found at all three of the Burbank Public Library branches or at www.BurbankLibrary.com. Submissions will be due on March 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM to any library branch. The creator of the winning design will receive a prize and special recognition at the Mascot Unveiling Ceremony scheduled for May 22, 2014.
The BNLP class is also hosting a fundraising night at California Pizza Kitchen (601 N. San Fernando Blvd.) to support the mascot design project. Dine on Wednesday March 19, 2014 and mention the event to one of the BNLP volunteers at the restaurant. 20% of the bill, including dine-in, take-out, catering, and beverages, will be donated in support of the project.
Each year, the BNLP class works on a community project to benefit a Burbank-based program. The class raises the necessary funds and executes the project fully. The class chose to support the Burbank Public Library to help the organization raise awareness and incite creativity.
The Burbank Neighborhood Leadership Program (BNLP) was established in 2008 as a grassroots program designed to develop leadership skills, inspire future community ambassadors, and encourage lifelong learning and personal development. The BLNP is managed by the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department’s Connect with your Community Initiative.
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