The Beaufort County Library System has announced its fourth annual Bookmark Contest for the 2023 Summer Reading Program. The contest is open through March 31, and is open to all Beaufort County residents.

One winning design will be selected from each of the following age groups: Ages 5-8; ages 9-12; ages 13-17; ages 18-plus.

The four winning designs will be featured on bookmarks distributed at the libraries during the summer.

Participants create their artwork directly on the Bookmark Contest template and then can return it to any Beaufort County Library location. Templates are available at the library or can be printed from the contest webpage, 

Beaufort County School District students can return their completed templates to their teacher.

Designs must be submitted by March 31, 2023. Winners will be announced in early May. Only one design may be submitted per person. Artwork and artist’s name, age, and school will be shared via the library’s social media and digital communications. 

For more information on the Summer Reading Program or other BCL programs/events, contact Theresa Furbish, Programs and Events Librarian, at 843-255-6442 or 

For the most current listing of Beaufort County Library events, visit 

The mission of the Beaufort County Library is to serve and support the community for learning, for leisure, and for life. With five branch libraries, two bookmobiles, and a special local history and archives collection, the Library provides open and guided access to a wide variety of media and programs to inform, inspire, and empower people in their pursuit of lifelong learning, personal enrichment, and cultural understanding.