Thursday, January 14, 2010
Big Read Poetry Contest Deadline Extended to January 22
As part of the state-wide Big Read, the public libraries of Jefferson County are sponsoring two poetry contests: 1) a Word Up! poetry slam for high school students and 2) a written poetry contest for middle-school students. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore the importance of reading in American culture. We will be encouraging everyone in the state to read and discuss The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
The Word Up! poetry slam deadline has passed, but there is still time to participate in the written poetry contest.
For details on entering the written poetry contest for middle school students (grades 5-8), visit http://www.jclc.org/services/poetry/BigReadPoetryContestbrochureJeffCo.pdf. The deadline for schools to sign on to participate in the written poetry contest is January 22, 2010.
Schools wishing to participate in the contests should call 226-3670 or e-mail Haruyo Myagawa at firstname.lastname@example.org by the designated dates. Good luck, students!
By Tressa at January 14, 2010
Did you attend elementary school in Birmingham? Are you searching for historical information about local schools? If so, we have good ne...
Registration is now open for staff and the public for the July 2015 Classes . All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center...
Keep up-to-date with your library account on your mobile phone using the library's Shoutbomb text messaging service. Sign up using ...
Greetings, shoppers and book lovers! Recycling a gently loved book is so much better than regifting that ugly TJ Maxx picture frame from A...
by Maya Jones, West End Branch Library This week Kimberley Wiley and I enjoyed our hours spent staffing a Birmingham Public Library table ...