“Faces of Mercy” Contest Entries and National Poetry Month


April brings many good things and two of the best are here in the library:

“Faces of Mercy” contest entries displayed

Come to the library 1st FL to see the “Faces of Mercy” contest entries.

Entries may be submitted in a variety of formats, including photos, collage, artwork, story and poem. All entries will be judged on creativity and execution.

Prizes include $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place and $25 for honorable mention.

Here are just a few of the fantastic entries displayed in the library:


Just some of the many creative entries!


Of course we had to include this one—it mentions the library!!

Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who entered!

April is National Poetry Month

“Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.” (from: http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home).

There are many great ways to celebrate National Poetry Month!

Here are a few:

Join a Q&A via Skype with poet Julianna Baggott on April 27 at 6:15 pm in McKillop Special Collections Room 109. Free and all are invited!


To celebrate poetry and poets, we have a display of collected poems on the 1st FL. Take a look and borrow anything that interests you! Below are some photos of the display:



Search the catalog for specific poetry collections (by poet, title, etc) or browse our poetry collection. Ask a librarian if you need help.

Visit Poets.org for endless amounts of poetry and biographical information on poets.

Discover new poetry every day by signing up for Writer’s Almanac daily poem in your email.

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