Lebanon Library Contests

Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest

Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest WINNERS!

Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest WINNERS!

2014 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 complete rules! The deadline for entries is March 21, 2014.

2014 Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest Winners


1st Grade

A Boy Who Wanted to be a Scientist by Angelo Reigert, Southwest Elementary

Honorable Mentions

One Day I Met a Leprechaun by Grace Rosenberg, Cornwall Elementary

Thon by Savannah Pflueger, Southwest Elementary


2nd Grade

Teddy’s Adventure in the Woods by Daniel Balsbaugh, Cleona Elementary

Honorable Mentions

Disguises by Talita Shirk, South Lebanon Elementary

Making Friends by Bryce Boyd, South Lebanon Elementary


3rd Grade

My Missing Brother by Rachel Swank, East Hanover Elementary

Honorable Mentions

Animals at Night by Alex Judd, Lebanon Catholic School

Jazzy by Sophia Medzoyan, Cornwall Elementary


4th Grade

The Big Farm with Little Animals by Spencer Jacobs, Lebanon Catholic School

Honorable Mentions

The Orphan That Became King by Luke Fisher, Lebanon Catholic School

Sky is the Limit by Alexis Seifert, Lebanon Catholic School


5th Grade

A Fishy Story by Sophie Fitzgibbons, Southeast Elementary

Honorable Mentions

A Door of Misdirection by Mariah Taylor Love, Southeast Elementary

The New Neighbor Next Door by Hannah Seibert and Taylor Frantz, Union Canal Elementary


2014 Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Entry Form

The Lebanon Community Library is pleased to announce the Fifteenth Annual Poetry Contest. The contest will run through February 14, 2014 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 members of The Lebanon County Library System, 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 15, 2014. 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.

2014 Poetry Contest Winners


Winners: Kindergarten through 8th grade

Dear Dr. King
by Kate Foley
Homeschooled – Grade 8

If I Were
by Emma Moore
Lebanon Middle School– Grade 7

Hoping for Heat
by McKenzie Hall
Lebanon Catholic – Grade 7

Fire Trucks to the Rescue
by Kirsten Ann Martin
Pleasant Hill Parochial School– Grade 8

Changing Seasons
by Victoria Abramczuk
Homeschooled – Grade 5

Ridin’ the Range
by Derek Andrew Martin
Pleasant Hill Parochial School – Grade 7

by Bryan Rivers
Cedar Crest Middle School – Grade 7

The Game
by Makayla Gingrich
Lebanon Catholic School – Grade 7

One Day
by Sophia Rueda
Lebanon Catholic School – Grade 7

by Serena Cheng
Cedar Crest Middle School – Grade 7


Winners: 9th grade through Adult

A Page in my Book
by Madison Reigle
Lebanon Catholic School – Grade 9

In Defense of Crows
by Fred Spangler

Do You Know How
by Beverly Winfield

Flowers in the Deep Woods
by Phylis Campbell Dryden

Saturday Night
by  Richard Slick

3 Cars
by Steve Villanueva

by Jacqueline Kruper

Still Falls the Snow
by Phylis Campbell Dryden

In a Moment
by Lisa M. Dupler

Grandma’s Quilt
by Ruth Ann Boltz

Poetry Ceremony Pics Are Here!

The Poetry Ceremony was held Tuesday evening at the library. Thank you to Toni Ventris and Karen Stump for organizing the contest, our judges Marian Peck, Doug Stump, and Joan Weaver, and to all the poets and their families!