2011 Children’s Poetry Contest

Spring is nearly here, so get out your pencils and get writing some poetry!  The library’s annual poetry contest for children in grades 1 through 5 runs from March 7th to March 31st.  We’ll award one first place winner and one second place winner for each grade.

Can’t think of what to write?  Well, you’re in luck, because we have some AWESOME poetry at the library.  We’ve got Shel Silverstein (of course), Jack Prelutsky (is there anyone funnier?), and lots and lots of poetry anthologies (which is just a fancy way of saying that it’s written by lots of different people).

Check out this fun video of Shel Silverstein reading his poem, “Spaghetti” complete with cool word art.

So get those pencils sharpened and get your poetry juices flowing. We can’t wait to see what kinds of poetry you submit. Oh, here’s something important: you can pick up entry forms at any M/RCPL library location. We also have it on our website!

M/RCPL Children’s Poetry Contest Entry Form in PDF

So good luck, young poets!

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