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Rockin’ Teen Poetry Contest (ages 12-18)

Teens, it is National Poetry Month and the Round Rock Public Library is accepting entries to the Rockin’ Teen Poetry Contest.  Young writers, ages 12-18, may submit an original poem. The contest will be open from Monday, April 13, 2020 – Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

The top five poems will be turned into a book which will become part of the Round Rock Public Library’s local author collection for children. Selected writers will also be invited to showcase their work at the Round Rock Public Library’s annual Local Author Fair. 

Contest guidelines:

  • Writers may enter one original poem in any format – rhymed, free verse, haiku or other.
  • The poem must be a maximum of 500 words, no more!
  • Writers must be ages 12-18.
  • Previously published poems will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be received before Thursday, April 30th at 5:00 pm.

How to enter the contest: 

  • Read the contest guidelines. 
  • Write your poem!
  • Save your story in a Word document or in a plain text file. In the e-mail message please include: writer’s name,  writer’s age, an e-mail address and/or phone number and the poem title.  Attach the file and email it to: Jane Dance at jdance@roundrocktexas.gov

 Questions?

Please contact Jane at jdance@roundrocktexas.gov or 512-218-7012.

Write On! Short Story Contest (ages 8-12)

The Round Rock Public Library is accepting entries to the Write On! Tween Short Story Contest. Young authors, ages 8-12, may submit an original short story. The contest will be open from Thursday, March 26, 2020 – Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

The top short stories will be turned into a book which will become part of the Round Rock Public Library’s local author collection for children. Selected writers will also be invited to showcase their work at the Round Rock Public Library’s annual Local Author Fair. 

Contest guidelines:

  • Writers may enter one original short story.
  • The story must be a maximum of 2000 words or 5 pages double-spaced. 
  • Writers must be ages 8-12.
  • Previously published stories will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be received before Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

How to enter the contest: 

  • Read the contest guidelines. 
  • Write your story!
  • Save your story in a Word document or in a plain text file. In the e-mail message please include: writer’s name, parent or guardian’s name, writer’s age, an e-mail address and/or phone number and the story title. Attach the file and email it to: Amy German at amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov.

 Questions?

Please contact Amy German at amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov or 512-218-7034

Toddlertime

The Round Rock Public Library presents Toddlertime, a reading activity for children ages 18 months – 3 years, along with their caregivers.

This interactive program supports pre-reading skills to build a strong foundation for learning–and the joys of learning–among pre-readers.

Before and after the program, families are invited to explore a play area together. The play area features rotating activities, which might include finger-friendly items, art materials, construction materials, and/or science-friendly materials.

Our regular Toddlertime schedule is:

  • Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. in Room A
  • Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. in Room A
  • Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. in Room B
  • Fridays, 10:30 a.m. in Room A

You do not need to pre-register to attend Toddlertime unless you are bringing six or more children.

For more information, or to pre-register a group, contact Andrea Warkentin, 512-218-7011.