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Reminder! The deadline for entries is Monday, March 25 by 9 p.m.

Menlo Park Library Foundation and City of Menlo Park proudly announce the Menlo Park Youth Poetry Contest celebrating youth literacy and creative expression. 
Original works of poetry on the theme, “If I Were a Book…” may be entered for consideration in one of the following school grade categories:

  • Grades 2-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • Grades 9-12

The deadline for entries is Monday, March 25, 2019, by 9 p.m. Limit one entry per youth/child. Entrants must live or attend school in Menlo Park. Entry forms are available at the Menlo Park Main Library at 800 Alma St. and at the Belle Haven Branch Library at 413 Ivy Drive.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each school grade category. The grand prize winner also will receive a new iPad.

Winning poems will be presented in a special ceremony at the City Council at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
For contest details, visit the Menlo Park Library Foundation website. 
The contest is co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Library Foundation and the City of Menlo Park.

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