New Central Library Inaugurated with Contest and Sneak Peek Event

3 Bikes to be Awarded to Area Young Poster Artists


The construction site for the new Central Library.

Image courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library

As we begin a new school year, we are reminded of the things it takes to build healthy hearts and minds, such as rest, good nutrition and exercise. The Winston-Salem Heart and Stroke Walk is looking for inspiration along those lines, so they've joined forces with the Forsyth County Public Library and Frank L. Blum Construction to encourage kids to creatively offer ideas on the subject through a poster contest. 

There will be three poster contest winners named — one for grades K-3; one for grades 4-5; and one for grades 6-8. Each will win a new bicycle. To be eligible to win a bicycle in this poster contest, here's what your child will need to do:

  • Design an 11-inch by 17-inch poster that reflects having a healthy mind and healthy heart. Encourage your child to be creative. Discuss healthy foods, playing outside, reading, building — the sky is the limit with his or her creativity.
  • Encourage your child to use various art media, such as crayons, pencils, paint, cut paper and more.
  • Write your child’s name, a contact phone number and your email on the back of poster.
  • Drop off the completed poster at any Forsyth County Library Branch or mail it to American Heart Association, 7029 Albert Pick Road, Greensboro, NC 27409. All posters must be received no later than September 15, 2016 at 5 p.m.
  • Attend the “Building Healthy Hearts & Healthy Minds” Open House event at the Central Library construction site on September 20, where winners will be announced.

During the September 20 event, whether your child has submitted a poster or not, you'll want to head over to the Central Library construction site in Winston-Salem. During this event, your family can enjoy a sneak peek at the long-awaited new library. Games, activities and a tour of the under-construction library are planned for those in attendance. Construction vehicles will be on site for kids to admire. Posters submitted for the contest will be on display, as judges will be reviewing them to decide on the three big winners during the event. 

This event is also a fundraiser for the Winston-Salem Heart and Stroke Walk, so if you donate $20, you will also receive an authentic red hard hat. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Lawson at

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