The Lebanon Community Library is pleased to announce the Nineteenth Annual Poetry Contest. The contest will run from January 5th  through February 28th, 2018 and is open to all ages. There will be twenty winners (ten from each age group – up to eighth grade and ninth grade to adult).

Poetry Contest Entry Form

The rules are as follows: all contestants must be members of one of the Lebanon County Libraries. Contestants are limited to 2 entries and each poem must be no longer than one 8.5” x 11” page; each entry should be typed or printed clearly; please do not add illustrations; place your name on the page with the poem; each entry should have an entry form stapled to it (contact phone number/e-mail is very important); entries may be mailed or brought in person to The Lebanon Community Library, 125 North 7th Street, Lebanon, PA 17046,  or you can email your entries as Word attachments to lebanonlibrarypoetry@yahoo.com .  If this method is selected please include all the entry form information in the body of the email. Poems that have been submitted to other contests or those that have already been published will not be accepted as entries. Entry forms are available at the library or you may print one here.

Winners will be posted by March 28, 2018 and a poetry reading from the winners will be held at the library on April 16, 2018 at 6pm.  At that time, contestants and the general public will have the chance to order a bound volume of the winning entries for purchase. For additional information please contact Barbara Doughty at 717-273-7624, or lebanonlibrarypoetry@yahoo.com .

The library will be closed May 26 - 28 for the Memorial Day holiday.