Amateur photographers are invited to capture the joy of reading on film for a national photography contest sponsored by local libraries and the American Library Association.

Photographers must submit no more than three entries to a participating local library by the deadline. The Provo City Library is accepting entries from Dec. 10 to Jan. 15.The photographs must illustrate the theme "Year of the Lifetime Reader."

The first-place winners at a local library in each of two categories will be forwarded to the national contest. The categories are youth (6 to 17) and adult.

Applications for the contest can be picked up at the information desk of the Provo City Library, 425 W. Center St.