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Summer Reading Program for All Ages
Early Registration Begins June 1
Program runs June 15 - August 8

Poetry: Imagine, Write and Win Contest
Sponsors, Partners and Winners

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers and McHenry County College for joining the Crystal Lake Public Library to sponsor the Poetry: Imagine, Write and Win Contest. Thanks too, to partners Community High School District 155, Crystal Lake Elementary District 47, Faith Lutheran High School, Immanuel Lutheran High School, Lord and Savior Lutheran High School and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Check out our Facebook page for more.

Congratulations to the following Poetry Contest Winners. Click links below to read winning poems for each age category:

Elementary School Contest
1st Place: Lily Hurlstone-Summers, “If the World Was Perfect”  
2nd Place: Raina Thiegs, “Dawn”  
3rd Place: Jackson Schuetzle, “The Gymnast’s Hands”  

Middle School Contest
1st Place: Sophie Augustine, “Tie Your Shoes”  
2nd Place: Zachary Ryan, “Books”  
3rd Place: Kellie Beam, “Just Like Them”  

High School Contest
1st Place: Andrea Shine, “Body & Soul”  
2nd Place: Alanna Taubin, “Peter Pan”  
3rd Place: Megan Schoenleb, “Dream Pool”  

Adult Contest
1st Place: Brandon Thompson, “Commute”  
2nd Place: Laura Eaton, “Kinetic Art”  
3rd Place: Richard King Perkins II, “Stepping into the Nearest Inspiration”