Thank you to everyone who submitted their poems this year!! The judges had a hard time choosing the winners this year, as there were so many beautiful submissions this year. But after some discussion, the following winners were chosen:
Group 1 1st Place: I Am A Woman by Nida A. 2nd Place: The Beauty Of My Skin by Amna S.
Group 2: 1st Place: The Ravings of Plight by Angela Y. 2nd Place: To My Inner Child by Astra Y.
Even though things are a little different right now at RPL, we are happy to announce that we are doing our Annual Teen Poetry Contest again this year! We are always excited to celebrate Poetry Month and can’t wait to read all of your submissions. Here are some of the details about the contest:
Feeling creative? Want a way to express your feelings about what’s going on in your life? Write a poem and submit your entry to us between April 1 – 30. Please email your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, age and grade.
Group 1: 12-15 years old
Group 2: 16-18 years old
Any format of poem is acceptable.
Length: No longer than one single-spaced typed page
Must be an original work
Groups 1 & 2:
1st Place – $35 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
2nd Place – $15 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
Judging Criteria: Creativity, clarity, originality, and the literary merit or message of the poem
* RPL reserves the right to disqualify any offensive and/or inappropriate submission
Congratulations to Rosie for your review on The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. As a winner, you will win a book of your choice. This is the fourth and final prize and it marks the end of TeenTober. Thanks everyone for participating.
Congratulations to Biscuits for your review on Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler. As a winner, you will win a book of your choice. We will be giving away three more prizes this month, so get those reviews in.
All of your reviews are SOOOOO good! It was really hard to choose this week. Keep up the reading and reviewing!
And, the race for the Most Book Reviews Written this summer is heating up!!There are 3 or 4 people who are trying to win the prize this summer. It’s a pretty tight race, so try to get as many reviews written as you can before August 31st.
Don’t forget we have great prizes for participating in our blog: – Best Review of the Week: 1 book of your choice, Swim pass, eSpot pass, Oval pass and pizza! – Weekly Prize Draw: 1 book of your choice, Swim pass, eSpot pass, Oval pass and pizza! – Prize for the Most Book Reviews Written: Science World Passes
And don’t forget to participate in our Alternate Reality Scavenger Hunt! Help save our beloved book characters by joining RPL’s BookCity: Superheros! Visit any branch of the Richmond Public Library to get our postcard with all the information, or scan this QR Code to join:
Don’t forget to cast your vote in our Battle of the Books! At Brighouse this week, the battle is between The Hungers Games and My Hero Academia. We’ve already lost of my personal favourites, so make your voice heard and vote for your’s before they get eliminated.
Also, every branch is doing they’re own Teen Battle of the Books, so you can head to your closest branch to vote.
Join us for an all-day event where you will work with a team to build your own video game. You will receive training from specialists, then join your team to create a game that will be showcased later in the day.