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Book Spine Poetry 2019, Part 2!

Putting together last week’s book spine poem was so much fun,  we decided to squeeze in a couple more before the close of National Poetry Month…

Among the Wonderful
Normal
Silent Children
She Would Be King

∼ Anna, Reference Librarian

 

Serving in Silence
The Good Girls Revolt
Because She Can
Rebuild the Dream
By All Means Necessary

∼ Tatjana, Reference Librarian

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Book Spine Poetry 2019

I can’t resist sneaking in book spine poetry before the end of National Poetry Month…

What in the world is going on?
It’s raining frogs
And then there’s this
Waking up
Breaking the spell
Life

∼ Sue, Reference Desk

For more quirky book spine poetry, check out last year’s entries.


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Poetry Contest Winners!

April is National Poetry Month, a time we librarians LOVE because it gives us every excuse to show off the beauty of poetry.  This year, to get ready for this celebration, the Nevins Library held a poetry contest for Methuen residents.  We had no idea that we had so many aspiring poets in our midst!  45 different poets submitted 55 poems for consideration in the contest.  There were different age categories, as well as a special prize for “Best on Theme”, the theme being Earth, Sea and Sky.  Panels of librarians read the poems in different category groupings, and after much deliberation, came up with these wonderful winners!  The winners have been announced in this month’s MethuenLife Magazine and on our Facebook page.  We also have a display of the winning poems inside the library, near the main desk.  The winning poems will also be featured on our Facebook page every Monday during the month of April.  Thank you to all who entered.  Congratulations to the winners!

Kindergarten – 4th grade category: Samiha Jaffar Ali for the poem “Love is Peace!”
5th to 8th grade category: Ablah Maryam Siddiq for the poem “The Earth”
Adult category: Anna Hadley for “The Days of Earth, Sea, and Sky”
Best on Theme of Earth, Sea, and Sky: Poem #2 by Patty Coco