Douglas County Public Library holding youth poetry contest

In honor of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, the Douglas County Public Library will be hosting a poetry contest for middle schoolers, ages 11-14, and high schoolers, ages 14-18.

Students can drop off their poems April 1-10 at either the Minden or Zephyr Cove locations.

The theme of the contest is “Building Dreams.” Poems may be written in rhyme or freestyle verse and should not exceed two pages in length.

First, second, and third place awards will be given in each age group. Winners will be announced April 11.

The Minden branch is at 1625 Library Lane. The Zephyr Cove branch is at 233 Warrior Way.

For information, find the library on Facebook and Twitter, or go to, or call 775-782-9841.


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