Menlo Park Library’s Youth Poetry Contest

Launched in 2019, the Annual Menlo Park Youth Poetry Contest celebrates youth literacy and creative expression. Hundreds of students in grades 2 through 12 submitted original works of poetry on the themes, “If I Were a Book” (2019) and “My Community” (2020).

Inaugural winning poems are featured in Speak Poetry Vol. 2 (Emilia Hansen, 2nd grade; Sophia Gamini, 4th grade; Jamie Zou, 8th grade).