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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, My Favorite Library is “Brown”– How about You?

Got poetic chops? Like to improvise spoken word or jazz poetry? Then enter the “Ode to the Library” contest!

We challenge you to write a poem dedicated either to our Brown Library or to the spirit of libraries in general. Your poem could be a romantic sonnet, an ode, haiku, limerick, or villanelle——jazz poetry, free verse, or spoken word. You can dedicate your poem to the libraries of the past or contemplate the libraries of the future. You decide!

Poems should be turned in to the Brown Library staff any time before April 22nd or at the library’s Spring Fling booth. Two winners (a student winner and a faculty/staff winner) will be chosen and awarded gift cards to Barnes & Noble.

April is National Poetry Month, and April 10-16 is National Library Week.