Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Volunteen applications and "read to me" Book Buddies registration forms available!

ATTENTION! The Volunteen Program is now FULL! 6/6/11

The "read to me" Book Buddies program registration forms are also available. They're for parents registering their children in grades k-5 to practice reading. More information and the application is available online.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer 2011 Volunteen Applications Are Now Available!

Students entering grades 6 through 12 in September are welcome to apply to be "volunteens" at Memorial Hall Library. Space is limited. Please read all instructions. This year's program is new and improved!

Sorry, applications are NO LONGER available (6/6/11). They may be returned in person, by mail or by fax (978-623-8407). They will be reviewed on a first-come,first-serve basis.

Questions? Contact Kim & Clare at 978-623-8401 x56 or

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Poems from the 7th Annual Teen Poetry Contest

Congratulations to all of the poets!

Click the links below to play them, or right-click on them to save the files to your computer. If you have podcast retriever software, you can subscribe to our feed using this link:

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recording of the 2011 Teen Poetry Reception (43 minutes, 48.5MB)

view/print a PDF of all the poems (664KB)

High School Top Honors

1st Place
Eternal Sleep Matthew Mahoney pdf
2nd Place
things gone wrong clothe in gold leaf Edith Young
3rd Place
Instructions Jean Kim pdf

High School Honorable Mention Awards


Middle School Top Honors

1st Place
An Ode to Snow Kayla Yee pdf
2nd Place
Pointe Shoes Amanda Hornick pdf
3rd Place
Shock Hannah Muhlfelder pdf

Middle School Honorable Mention Awards

For last year's Teen Poetry Contests, see this page.

Congratulations Teen Poetry Contest Winners!

The 7th Annual Teen Poetry Awards Contest Ceremony & Reception was held last night. North Andover poet laureate, Gayle Heney, spoke. Most of the winners were able to attend, read their poems and receive their certificates.

The awarding winning poems and an audio recording of the event will be available online shortly.

Congratulations to all of our Andover poets!

The middle and high school 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners are:

1st Place
An Ode to Snow by Kayla Yee, West Middle

2nd Place
Pointe Shoes by Amanda Hornick, Doherty Middle

3rd Place
Shock by Hannah Muhlfelder, Wood Hill

1st Place
Eternal Sleep by Matthew Mahoney, Phillips Academy

2nd Place
things gone wrong clothe summer in gold leaf by Edith Young, Phillips Academy

3rd Place
Instructions by Jean Kim, Phillips Academy

Honorable Mention Award Winners will be posted soon!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Teen Poetry Awards Ceremony & Reception, Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm

The Teen Poetry Awards Ceremony & Reception will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm in Memorial Hall. North Andover poet laureate, Gayle Heney, is our guest judge. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.