Library Limericks Contest

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Teens (grades 6-12) had an opportunity to write a library-themed limerick for National Library Week. Library staff chose their favorite limerick from submissions received and our winner is… Andrew H.! Congratulations!

What’s a limerick, anyway? A limerick is a 5-line rhyming poem – usually humorous – following these guidelines:

Line 1: 7-10 syllables (last word rhymes with last words in lines 2 & 5)
Line 2: 7-10 syllables (last word rhymes with last words in lines 1 & 5)
Line 3: 5-7 syllables (last word rhymes with last word in line 4)
Line 4: 5-7 syllables (last word rhymes with last word in line 3)
Line 5: 7-10 syllables (last word rhymes with last words in lines 1 & 2)

Example: The first book I read was a mystery
The second, alternative history
I dabbled in sci-fi
(all by the same guy)
Now my eyeballs are feeling quite blistery!

Winning entry:

Collecting books is a hobby of mine.
Mystery and Comedy are just fine,
but I hunger for
Sci-fi Fantasy galore.
Jim Butcher’s writing is simply divine.
(by Andrew H.)