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
Thank you to all who submitted an entry to the 2021 Mary Finley Memorial Essay and Speech Contest! The winning entries have been selected and will be announced soon.
This contest is sponsored by the West End Branch Library and The Library Foundation's Befriend a Branch.