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Library dishes up pizza for poetry

If you’re ages 4-14 living in Franklin County, have an Apalachicola Library card, and are willing to stretch yourself just a tad to learn about poetry… the library wants to give you free pizza!

All this month, the Apalachicola Margaret Key Public Library is partnering with the Apalachicola Piggly Wiggly, to give out free slices for pizza for kids who complete five poetry challenges at the library. Challenges are:

 How many entries are there for the word “poetry” in our library’s catalog?

  • Find a poem (any poem!) write the title, and three sentences including who wrote it, and why you like it.
  • Memorize any poem at least three lines in length, bring in a copy, and recite it to a library staff person.
  • Write or recite the full names of five published poets (we’ll need to be able to Google them.)
  • Write a poem, at least three lines in length.

When kids have their Challenge cards filled out and stamped by a library staff person, they’ll receive a certificate that gives them one free boxed “hunk of pizza” from the Piggly Wiggly.

 As this is National Poetry Month, Patrons of the Apalachicola Library Society (PALS) are sponsoring the program, to encourage kids to learn more about poetry and creative writing. Adults are invited to submit their written work (particularly poetry) so the library can compile and advertise the talents of the town. 

For a bit of fun, library visitors are also asked to write a short poem for the ‘Post-It Poetry’ board, so that they can post their work and see the posts of others.

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