On April 25, the library hosted the 2021 Timothy Mumford Memorial Poetry Competition Awards Ceremony.  We wish to thank the Mumford family for their continued support of the library in memory of their son, who was a creative poet and Library Page.  We also want to thank our judges, Mr. Robert Milby, Mr. Walter Worden and Ms. Andrea Brandt, for the monumental task of choosing the top poems from over 76 entries. Finally, we must thank the 47 young people for their creativity and inspiring submissions.


We are excited to share that the Top Poems in each category were:

Age 5-6:  Beautiful Spring by Brady Bengyak, 5
Age 7-9: Diving by Bryan Pegues, 9
Age 10-12: Leap of Faith by Siena Pegues, 11
Age 13-15: Roots by Ellen Kramer, 14
Age 16+: Time by Alisdair “Alex” Neighbors, 16
Top Poem Overall: Mr. Hamblin’s Patch by Alisdair “Alex” Neighbors, 16


Thanks again to all the 2021 participants and supporters. We look forward to seeing what you can do next year!