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Norman commemorates National Poetry Month with 17th annual contest


Pencil and paperThe Norman Public Library will commemorate National Poetry Month in April with its 17th annual Poetry Writing Contest.

The contest has two divisions, one for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, and another for sixth grade through adult.

The Children’s Poetry Celebration for kindergarten through fifth grade is taking entries from now through Friday, April 19. Each contestant may enter up to three poems, and entry forms are available at the Children’s Desk of the library or download the pdf.

For the sixth grade through adult division, contest entries are being taken through April 12. Each contestant also may enter up to three poems, and entry forms are available at the Information Desk of the library.


The month culminates with a pair of award ceremonies, for the older division at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, and for the younger division at 6 p.m. Monday, April 29. Award winners will be announced and entrants will have a chance to read their work.

The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Norman Public Library.

For more information, visit the library or call 701-2600. Also, follow the library’s activities on Facebook at “Pioneer Library System” or on Twitter @mylibrary2go.

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