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16th Annual Poetry Winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of our 16th annual poetry contest. We received more than 75 entries this year, and the competition was fierce; especially within the teen category. All of our local public middle and high schools, as well as many local private schools were represented. Seven judges, including several staff members, read […]

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Celebrate National Poetry Month

April showers bring May flowers…and also meter, verse and rhyme. Inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is held each April. The mission of this 30-day campaign is to promote poetry as a living art form, as well as remember our poetic heritage. Much of our oldest surviving literature — […]

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Enter Our 15th Annual Poetry Contest!

Win prizes! Submit up to 6 of your best poems to our annual contest to celebrate National Poetry Month. To enter you must reside in Northern Illinois and be between 10 and 18 years old as of the deadline: April 21, 2013. Please include your name, age, address, phone number, name of your school and […]

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Enter Our 14th Annual Poetry Contest

Enter our poetry contest by April 17, 2011! Winning poems will be printed in a booklet and displayed at the library. First Prize: $75 certificate   Second Prize: $50 certificate   Third Prize: $25 certificate Contest is open to residents of Chicago and suburbs. To enter you must be between 10 and 18 years old as of […]

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