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April is National Poetry Month - the Library will be hosting the 2nd Annual PGCMLS Poetry Contest. Interested poets should submit a poem discussing how and why they love their local library. The contest will run throughout April, and poems will be sent to the judges on May 1. Winners will be notified by May 15.

The awards ceremony will be held during the Open Mic event on May 26 from 7-8:30 pm, where winners will be asked to perform their poems.

The 2nd Annual PGCMLS Poetry Contest!

Poems should discuss how and why you love your local library! Please submit below.

Please enter your PGCMLS card number here

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Marissa Michel

Marissa Michel

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