National Poetry Month
April was National Poetry Month, for those of you who didn’t know. We celebrated here at the library by displaying poetry books for all ages and holding a poetry contest. In this contest you had to use the titles on the spines of books to make up a poem (limit 4-6 books). It went pretty slowly for the first week, but then one morning I was astounded to see my inbox flooded with them. Apparently a local teacher had come across the contest and encouraged her students to enter. The poems were amazing! Ranging from hilarious to dire warnings about the future of our planet.
Check them out!
Our judges were hard pressed to pick just one poem to win. It was impossible. So we decided that instead of just one winner, we’d give prizes to first and second place, as well as two “honorable mentions”. Even then it was hard to choose as everyone had different favorites. But here are the final choices!
First Prize went to “The Triumph of Survival”
Second Prize went to “The Trouble with Animals”
Poem: “Pardon?” Said The Giraffe
What Are You Doing In My Bed?
I’m Really Sorry
Animals Do The Strangest Things
And our two “honorable mentions” were:
Poem: War, Terrible War
My Chlidhood Under Fire
Into a New Country
Built To Last
Poem: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Dirt on My Shirt
“Don’t Make Me Count to Three!”
The Blessing of Little Boys
We hope everyone enjoyed the contest! May is National Pet Month, so in honor of that we’re doing “Pets Caught Reading.” Does your beloved companion love to nibble on a good story? Take a picture and send it in for a chance to win a great prize! Look at our event links for instructions.