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Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest

Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest WINNERS!

Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest WINNERS!

2018 Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest

Create your own book and you could become a published author with your book on the library shelves! The contest is open to students in grades 1 through 5 who live or attend school in Lebanon County. Click here for contest rules.. The deadline for entries is March 29, 2018. Questions? Contact Sarah at

2018 Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest Winners



2018 Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Entry Form

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).

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.

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 .


2018 Poetry Contest Winners



Kindergarten through 8th grade


9th Grade through Adult:



In conjunction with National Poetry Month, the Lebanon Community Library’s 19th Annual Celebration of Poetry will be held at the Lebanon Community Library on Monday, April 16, 2018, at 6:00 PM. All contest entrants and poetry lovers are invited to this event during which winning poems will be read by the winning poets. Following this event, prepaid orders for a bound volume of the winning entries will be taken. For additional information please contact Barbara Doughty at 717-273-7624 or email

The library will be closed Wed., March 21st due to the weather. Any materials due today will now be due tomorrow, March 22nd.