National Library Week Book Spine Poetry Contest

In honor of National Library Week Honorary Chair Person Caroline Kennedy’s new book, “Poems to Learn by Heart,” and the National Library Week theme, Communities matter @ your library, tell us why your library matters to you by submitting a book spine poem.

What’s a book spine poem?

It is a poem composed using the spines of books stacked on one another to create a free verse poem.

Book spine poemBook Spine Poetry by teachingsagittarian.

How it works:

  1. Compose your poem using book available to you at your local library.
  2. Take a picture of your poem.
  3. Upload your poem using this web form.
  4. Submit your poem by the April 20.

Book cover: Poems to LKearn by HeartPoems will then be posted to the site, allowing visitors to vote for their favorite. Voting will be open through April 26.

The winner, 1st and 2nd runners up will each receive a copy of Honorary Chair of National Library Week Caroline Kennedy’s new book Poems to Learn by Heart and an Amazon gift certificate of $25, $15 and $10 respectively.

*Employees of the American Library Association and their immediate families are ineligible.


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