Lebanon Library Contests

Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest

Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest WINNERS!

Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest WINNERS!

2015 Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest

Create your own book and you could become a published author with your book on the library shelves! The contest is open to students in grades 1 through 5 who live or attend school in Lebanon County. Click here for contest rules! The deadline for entries is March 27, 2015. Questions? Contact Sarah at children@lclibs.org.

2015 Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest Winners


1st Grade
The Girl Who Lived in Southwest Elementary in Mrs. Spangler’s Wall
by Faith Irene Davis, Southwest Elementary

Honorable Mentions
The Old Robin by Angel Romero, Southwest Elementary
The Dog That Pulls Hair by Ava McCarl, Southwest Elementary

2nd Grade
The Adventures of Tim and Ally by Viseth Meng, South Lebanon Elementary

Honorable Mentions
Panther’s Move by Connor Rowe, South Lebanon Elementary
Finding Wizzy by Jan M. Santiago, South Lebanon Elementary

3rd Grade
United Friends by Keymyra Barreiro, Lebanon Catholic School

Honorable Mentions
The Unusual Day My Fainting Goats Arrived by Joel Seibert, East Hanover Elementary
The Good Egg and the Kitten Rescue by John Rogoze, Lebanon Catholic School

4th Grade
Best Vacation Ever by Jackson Fields, Lebanon Catholic School

Honorable Mentions
The Redwood Tree by Samantha Miller, Northside Elementary
Invasion of the Germs by Rocco Shkreli, Lebanon Catholic School

5th Grade
The Knight’s Discipline by Evan Frantz, Southeast Elementary

Honorable Mentions
A New Start by Ava Meyer, Southeast Elementary
Extraordinary by Chase Maguire, Southeast Elementary


2015 Poetry Contest

Poetry contest entry form

The Lebanon Community Library is pleased to announce the Sixteenth Annual Poetry Contest. The contest will run through February 14, 2015 and is open to all ages. There will be twenty winners (ten from each age group – up to eighth grade and ninth grade to adult).

The rules are as follows: all contestants must be living in Lebanon County and must be registered patrons at any of the Lebanon County Libraries, contestants are limited to 2 entries and each poem must be no longer than one 8.5” x 11” page; each entry should be typed or printed clearly; please do not add illustrations; place your name on the page with the poem; each entry should have an entry form stapled to it; entries may be mailed or brought in person to The Lebanon Community Library, 125 North 7th Street, Lebanon, PA 17046, or you can email your entries as Word attachments to lebanonlibrarypoetry@yahoo.com.  If this method is selected please include all the entry form information in the body of the email. Poems that have been submitted to other contests or those that have already been published will not be accepted as entries. Entry forms are available at the library or by clicking the link above.

Winners will be posted by March 19, 2015. Contestants and the general public will have the chance to order a bound volume of the winning entries for purchase. For additional information please contact Toni Ventris at 717-273-7624 Extension 216, or lebanonlibrarypoetry@yahoo.com.

2015 Poetry Contest Winners


Winners: Kindergarten through 8th grade


Feathered Boarder

by Victoria Abramczuk

Homeschooled – Grade 6


A Food Paradise

by Angelo Civello

Palmyra Middle School– Grade 7



by Josh Marshall

Lebanon Catholic School – Grade 7


Guitar Pick

by Olivia Stewart

Lebanon Catholic School – Grade 7


Hear the Shots

by Madison Birli

Lebanon Catholic School– Grade 8


House Creature

by Cody Sheehan

New Covenant Christian School – Grade 4



by Matthew Reardon

Lebanon Catholic School – Grade 8


Nanny’s Hat

by Karly Zimmerman

Lebanon Catholic School – Grade 7


The Trials

by Makayla Gingrich

Lebanon Catholic School – Grade 8


Winter Wishing

by Alyssa Stiver

Ebenezer Elementary School – Grade 5



Winners: 9th grade through Adult



by Mary Carolyn Hartman


I Love You & Goodbye

by Kayla Tollefson



by Linda Jean Powell


Life Today

by Kate Foley

Homeschooled 9th Grade


The State Of Being

by Nelson Cuevas Jr.


Those Summer Nights

by Beth Fryer


Sensuous Benedictus

by Phylis Campbell Dryden


Waiting For A Friend

by Ruth Ann Boltz


Winter Splendor

by George D. Miller



by Jessica M. Collins