125 N 7th St
Lebanon, PA 17046

Library Hours effective 7.13.2020

Mon, Wed, Fri 10am – 4pm
Tue, Thu 1-7pm
Sat 10am – 1pm

Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest

Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest WINNERS!

Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest WINNERS!


2020 Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest – Deadline extended to April 27, 2020!


In light of the extension of school and library closings, the Lebanon Community Library will be accepting entries for the Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest virtually.  Entries must be scanned and saved in PDF format.  Files may be emailed directly to or as a shared link to a Google Drive or Dropbox account. Entries will also be accepted by mailing them to the Lebanon Community Library, Attention Sarah Annibali (125 N. 7th St., Lebanon, PA 17046) , or by placing the book in the library’s outside book drop (please place your book in an envelope to help protect it from other books in the bookdrop). Entries must be received by Monday April 27, 2020. Please email Sarah Annibali at if you have trouble submitting your entry.

The 2020 Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest is now open! This contest is open to all students in grades 1-5 in Lebanon County. One winning entry from each grade level will become a permanent part of the children’s collection at the Lebanon Community Library. All entries are due at the library by Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8pm. Monday, April 27, 2020.

Write & Illustrate contest rules

2020 Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest Winners

2nd Grade

Survival Animal Run by Cameron Kramer, New Covenant Christian School

Honorable Mention: Judy by Avery Bering & Addison Kidd, New Covenant Christian School

3rd Grade

The Thirsty Ant by Adam Braucher, Lingle Ave. Elementary

Honorable Mention: The War of the Instruments by Everett Morgan, Lingle Ave. Elementary

4th Grade

A Friend Forever by Leah Rotunda, South Lebanon Elementary

Honorable Mention: The Great Escape by Kaiden Paul Zimmerman, South Lebanon Elementary

5th Grade

The Hidden Door by Sophia Mays, South Lebanon Elementary

Honorable Mention: Inventions by Davis Gebhard, Cornwall Elementary


2020 Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Entry Form

The Lebanon Community Library is pleased to announce the 21st Annual Poetry Contest. The contest will run from January 6th  through February 28th, 2020 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).

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 .  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..

2020 Poetry Contest Winners

9th Grade Through Adult

Not Rhyming – Jeremy Sherman

Sweeping Floors – Victoria Abramczuk

Sailboats in the Sky – Kristen Granger

Nothing Too Insignificant – Lois Landis Witmer

Tamara – Russell Walters, writing as R.T. Budd

Through a Granddaughters Eyes – Ruth Ann Boltz

Life’s Struggle – David A. Kreider

I Am Now A Warrior – Zina Rabold

Echo of Time – Lisa Dupler

Enduring – Anne Pierre Spangler

Up to 8th Grade

One Point Playoff – Aiden Schlegel

Clouds- Sydney Bray

Four of a kind – Kayla Edris

Friends – Yana Boddy

My Rabbit – Grace Diaz

Fall – Mackenzie Grauel

Winter Life – Elise Stoner

Together – James Fisher

Big Bear – Daniel Shay

Star Gazing – Renee M. Dunkley


We are currently working on creating our bound books containing our contest winners, as we have done in past years. Updates will be posted here and on our facebook page. For additional information please contact Barbara Doughty at 717-273-7624 or email


Properly-worn masks are required at all times when visiting the library. The library will be closed Nov. 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving.