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44th Annual Poetry Contest


Open to all children in Grades 1 to 8 who live in Waterbury or attend school in Waterbury.

All poems must be the original work of the individual child.

Only one poem per child is permitted.

Registration forms and the poem themes for each grade level are available at the library, on our website, and at the Waterbury schools.

         Download the Registration Form

         Download the Themes & Rules

Deadline for Submissions: EXTENDED to Wednesday, April 24, 7:45 p.m. 


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The Children's Services Division of the Silas Bronson Library provides a safe, nurturing and culturally stimulating environment for children and adults. We recognize our responsibility to serve as a place for children to develop an ongoing interest in reading, learning, and the value of libraries, as well as to assist parents, teachers and caregivers to feel supported in their role.




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