April is Poetry Month and Our Facebook Contest is BACK!

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we are bringing back our Facebook Poetry Contest. The poem with the most votes over the month of April wins a $200 gift certificate to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. This contest is open to poets of all ages. We encourage everyone to head to our Facebook Page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/wellandpubliclibrary/), click the link to submit an original poem and start getting votes to win!

The winner will be announced at our Poetry Month Coffeehouse event taking place Friday, May 6. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The coffeehouse will allow aspiring poets to share their poetry as well as listen to a reading from Adam Dickinson, local award winning poet and professor at Brock University, and local poet Keith Inman. Enjoy coffee and snacks provided by The Black Sheep Lounge. Free tickets can be picked up at the Circulation Desk at either branch. For more information, please call 905-734-6210 ext. 2521

Good luck to everyone who enters.

Terms and Conditions:

To enter, you must be a fan of the Welland Public Library (WPL)’s Facebook page and submit a self-authored poem during the month of April (1-30, 2016). The poem with the highest number of votes will win a $200 gift certificate for the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. WPL has the right to remove or disqualify any entries that are not fulfilling any aspect of the official rules or any that are considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive according to the Library. Entrants grant permission to WPL and those acting with its authority and permission, the right to use, re-use, create, copy, reproduce, exhibit, publish or distribute the poem submitted as part of the WPL Poetry Contest. The entrant understands that the above uses may include by are not limited to websites, multimedia programs, social media, advertising, promotional materials and other types of promotional mediums existing now or in the future. The entrants further understand by granting this permission, they are giving up all rights and claims to monetary compensation for any future use of this material by WPL. Entrant’s personal information will be treated as per the WPL’s Privacy Policy in force at the time of this contest. Personal information will not be rented or sold.