Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog

15th Annual Poetry Contest Winners
May 14, 2012, 5:53 pm
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Congratulations to all the winners of the library’s 15th annual poetry contest!

Teen Winners:

1st place: Connie Lay-Ngo
2nd place: Najlah Iqbal
3rd place: Anjana Tomay
Honorable Mentions:  Mai Lu and Danielle Brunner

Adult Winners:

1st place: Kevin Shyne
2nd place: Jim Koppersteiner

The poems are all on display on the 3rd floor of the library.  They’ve also been printed in booklets that are FREE to the the public.

  Thank you, thank you, thank to to everyone who contributed poems to us this year.  We had over 70 entries this year and the judging was tough. Thank you also to our wonderful panel of local judges!

14th Annual Poetry Contest Winners
May 11, 2011, 9:49 am
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Congratulations to our winning poets!  The winning poems will be displayed on the 3rd floor throughout the month.  They are also published in free booklet.

1st Place: “This Place” by Surdeep Chauhan

2nd Place: “Lonely Girl” by Grace Park

3rd Place: “If my Words were Golden” by Michael Welch

Pick up a copy of our free poetry booklet today!

Enter Our 14th Annual Poetry Contest
March 21, 2011, 5:11 pm
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Enter our poetry contest by April 17, 2011!

Winning poems will be printed in a booklet and displayed at the library.

First Prize: $75 certificate   Second Prize: $50 certificate   Third Prize: $25 certificate

Contest is open to residents of Chicago and suburbs.

  • To enter you must be between 10 and 18 years old as of April 17, 2011.

  • Limit 6 poems per poet.

  • Include your name, age, address and phone number.

Click Here for the Full Contest Rules.

Email entries: to

Learn more about National Poetry Month.

Looking for inspiration or need some writing tips? Check out some of the great poetry books in our collection.

13th Annual Poetry Contest
May 13, 2010, 2:01 pm
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Thank you to everyone who submitted poetry to our contest this year.  We really had a great group of poems by teens and adults, and enjoyed reading them.  Picking winners was tough.  Here are our favorite poems from 2010:

“Jim” by Nora Elderkin
“A New Day” by Najlah Iqbal
“She looks back” by Camila Cubillos
“Through the Ages” by Michelle Kleine
“How to be a good friend?” by Dayana Sheytanova

“Googling A Poet I Heard About At A Workshop” by Karen Corey
“Shannon” by David Rumer
“The Bookmark” by Kevin Shyne

The poems are on display on the 3rd floor of the library.  We have also printed booklets of the poems that are free for anyone to take.

Celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week Display Case photograph by Anetta S.

To help us celebrate, please fill out our web survey.

Don’t forget to submit your poems to our poetry contest by April 18!  Get all the contest details here.

Congratulations to our Poetry Winners!
May 7, 2008, 1:27 am
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First Place: William Wallis for his poem “The Wreck of the Attica
Second Place: Alicia Tatiana Carletto for her poem “Where I’m From”
Third Place: Samuel Fuller for his poem “Voices”
Honorable Mention: Geoffrey Wallis for his poem “The Six Romans”

The winning poems are currently on display on the 3rd floor of the library.  They are also included in copies of a booklet that is availble free to the public.

Thank you to everyone who submitted poems this year!  There were many great poems and they were all enjoyable to read.  Please do not feel discouraged if your poem didn’t win a prize, but continue to write and share your writing with others.

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