Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Poetry Contest Draws to a Close

The 26st annual Poetry Contest sponsored by the Children's Services and the Young Adults' Services departments of the ACPL drew to a close yesterday morning with an award ceremony in the Main Library theater.

Kids in Kindergarten through high school read their winning poems and received a trophy for their creative writing efforts. The theater was filled with proud parents, grandparents, family, friends and teachers as kids read their winning poems. Here's the 1st place winning entry in the Kindergarten division by Josh from Emmanuel-St. Michael:

The Recycling Bin

Crawling up the recycling bin,
A spider looks in.
And what does he see?
Treasures collected by me!

Thanks go to the nearly 900 children and young adults who entered this year's contest and to the Friends of the Library whose financial support makes programs like this possible.

Special thanks to all the teachers, parents, and other adults who offer continued positive support to the writing efforts of young people!

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