16th Annual Poetry Contest

Celebrate National Poetry Month with our Poetry Contest!

Since 2002, Morris County Library has organized a children’s poetry contest during National Poetry Month. Thousands of students in grades 1-8 have enjoyed writing, reading and having their poems published. This year we invite you to join the celebration.

We are looking forward to the submission of your original poem!


Important things to know:

  • Submissions will be accepted from April 1-25, 2017.
  • You may submit only one original poem per person.
  • Poems must be submitted as PDF documents.
  • Did you know? We have a Poetry Resources page filled with suggestions for you!
  • We are having a Poetry Reading of submitted poems on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Please bring a copy of your poem if you wish to read it aloud. Certificates will be presented.

You are also invited to participate in writing weekly poems in the Children’s Room.
Any questions?  Stop in or give the Children’s Department a call at 973-285-6980.

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