Darlington Libraries launches National Poetry Day competition

Darlington Libraries has launched a special poetry writing competition, to help celebrate National Poetry Day on Monday, March 21st, 2016.

The competition, which is open for children aged five to 12-years-old, requires entrants to create a poem about “reading”.

All of the entries will go on display at Crown Street Library, with the three best entries receiving a book start goodie bag.

Entries should be submitted to Darlington Libraries before the closing date, Thursday, March 10th, 2016.

Councillor Nick Wallis, Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Leisure, said: “National Poetry Day is an annual, mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical.

“We were keen to give local youngsters a chance to join in the celebrations and thought a competition to write a poem, with reading as the theme, was the ideal way to do so.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what the youngsters come up with and hope library visitors will take the time to see them when on display.”

For more information about library services and events, log onto the Darlington Libraries website or call 01325 349160.

Source: Darlington Borough Council

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