The Trumbull Library System

Poetry for Kids & Teens


Trumbull Library Book Spine & Blackout Poetry Contest

March 1-31, 2019


Kids in grades 1-8 are invited to participate in our Book Spine Poetry Contest. Use 3-8 books to make a poem out of book titles.


Click here for an example of a Book Spine Poem and the official rules.


Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to enter our Blackout Poetry Contest. Pick up a book page from the library, and black out the text until the words left form a poem.


Click here for an example of a Blackout Poem and the official rules.


One winner from each age group (grades 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12) will receive a book of poetry and a $15 gift card to Books-A-Million.

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