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Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Brookville (12:00 PM)
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Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
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Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
We'll be doing a different, FUN science experiment or project each time.  N…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Looking for a summer job·  Let us help you get Ready for Success! &n…


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
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Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us for a geeky crafting time!…


Today at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
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Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
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Today at Brookville (5:30 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Women face unique financial circumstances.  A strong financial strategy is …


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Today at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Back by popular demand!  Mollie Davis will be hosting a series of Maker Pro…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Allen Johnson takes on the tallest mountain in the world -Mt. Everest 29,029 ft.…


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Self-defense designed specifically for women, and taught by a woman. Learn the f…


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
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Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


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2013 Poetry Contest Winners

The Dayton Metro Library took submissions in its annual Poetry Contest and below you can find the winning poems. This is the 16th year for the contest, open to residents of Montgomery and adjoining counties (Greene, Miami, Clark, Darke, Preble, Warren and Butler). There were three age categories: Teen (age 13-18), Adult (age 19-59) and Senior (age 60 and over). Winners are selected in each age category, with first place winning $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library.

A panel of judges read the entries in October, and a Poetry Party was held on November 10, at which the awards were presented.

Poetry Contest - 2013 Winners - Click here to download and read the winning poems.

Senior Category
First Place, Judy A. Johnson
Second Place, Barbara Astor
Third Place, Jude Whelley
Honorable Mention, Betsy M. Hughes
Honorable Mention, Harry Giambrone
Honorable Mention, Susan Iwinski

Adult Category
First Place, Zach Moore
Second Place, Kasey Frantz
Third Place, Melissie Hutchins
Honorable Mention, Colleen Kochensparger
Honorable Mention, Wendy Dereix
Honorable Mention, Heather Latham Miller

Teen Category
First Place, Miranda Fryman
Second Place, Rachel Rosen
Third Place, Bryana Hernandez
Honorable Mention, Christopher Simmons
Honorable Mention, Julie Pardoe
Honorable Mention, Indigo MonBeck

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