2020 Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest

In light of decreasing participation, 2020 will be the last year for the Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest. Thank you to the children who have participated over the years, and to the parents, teachers, and school staff who have encouraged them! Reading your books was a lot of fun, and seeing the faces of children and their families when they held their very own printed, bound book was a joy.

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

In light of decreasing participation, 2020 will be the last year for the Poetry Contest. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the past, children and adults, and to the parents and teachers who encouraged children to write and enter their poetry. We enjoyed reading your poems and hearing you read them out loud at our annual poetry ceremony.

Poetry Contest Entry Form


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 lebanonlibrarypoetry@yahoo.com