In April of 2021, the Library hosted its first Prendergast Poetry Contest, open to K-8 students in Chautauqua County.┬áThe library’s community poetry contest received over 50 entries from students across Chautauqua County!

Three students (one from K-2, one from 3-5, and one from 6-8) were chosen as overall winners as well as an honorable mention from each age group. The winner and runner-up from each group have their poems listed first in the book below. Congratulations to winners Aubryn, Lukus, and Eileen, and honorable mentions Delaney, Lily, and Abigail!
Check out all of the submissions below!