2024 Annual Timothy Mumford Poetry Contest Winners!

2024 Annual Timothy Mumford Poetry Contest Winners!

On Sunday, April 28th, the library was pleased to host the 2024 Timothy Mumford Memorial Poetry Competition Awards Ceremony.  Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the Mumford family for their continued generous support of the library in memory of their son, a former Library Page who was a creative poet and talented musician and composer. 

Our judge, Orange County Poet Laureate, Joel Solonche beautifully executed the monumental task of choosing the top poems for each category. We cannot thank him enough for his commitment to this important work. This year, 31 young people (23 girls; 8 boys) submitted 45 poems to the competition for consideration. We continue to marvel at the creativity we see in their inspiring submissions and look forward to what the future holds for each of these imaginative souls. Well done and thank you to all!


            Ages 5-6 – Colin Kelly, “I Am a Big Goblin Monster”

            Ages 7-9 – Leah DeGennaro, “A kid’s imagination”

            Ages 10-12 – Anya Olsen, “The Never Ending Cleanup”

            Age 16-18– Aiden Leigh Kinkaid, “ Painted Walls”

Age 16-18– India Braine “Chaos to Contemplation”

  Best Overall Poem – Lily Reynolds, “The Holes of Notebooks”

Eden Meindl
Brady Bengyak
Siman Apple
Marissa Barnsby
Emily Hommel
India Braine