Part of Athol Library’s Centennial Celebration!

April is National Poetry Month and 2018 marks the 100th birthday of the Athol Public Library!

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Help us celebrate by entering our Page 100 Found Poetry Contest!

Not a poet? Don’t let that stop you! In a Page 100 Found Poetry Contest, you find your favorite book and photocopy the 100th page. Then, create a poem from just the words on that page, using the whole page as your canvas. Give the library a call at (978) 249-9515 for complete guidelines.

This contest is open to patrons of all ages. Please submit your entry to the adult circulation desk by April 27th. You may drop them by in person or mail them to us at 568 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331.

Ten entries will be selected by our panel of judges and their creators will be invited to read their poems at our Poetry Reading and Reception on Tuesday, May 15th, at 6:00 pm. The winner will be announced that night. There will be prizes!

What makes a winning entry? Judges will be looking for creative use of space, artistic merging of words and visuals, and that certain something! Contest rules and examples of found poetry will be available at the library and on the library’s website (

For more information, please contact Robin Shtulman at the Athol Library.

This event is free and open to the public.

Made possible with support from the Friends of the Athol Public Library.