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PLJCS Poetry Contest & Poetry Reading

August 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

PLJCS is hosting our third annual Poetry Contest and Poetry Reading Event!

Entries for the Poetry Contest must be submitted by Friday, July 5, 2019. Entries will be on display in the library until Friday, August 2. The Poetry Reading Event is open to all on Saturday, August 3 at 2:00pm.

Entries may be be an original poem of any kind in one of four categories:
-Junior: Ages 6-8
-Youth: Ages 9-12
-Teen: Ages 13-17
-Adult: Ages 18 and over

Please refer to official entry form ( for more details or give us a call at 919-934-8146, opt. 3.

The Poetry Reading Event is open to everyone, even those who do not enter into the contest. Join members of the community as we read our original poetry or our favorite poems aloud in the newly renovated Meeting Room on the second floor of the library. Ribbons will be awarded to the winners of the Poetry Contest. Light refreshments will be served.


August 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield