Lines for Fines

April 14, 2019 – 12:00 am

Do you have overdue fines on your library card?  For a limited time, bring in an original poem as payment for your fines!

No fines?  No problem!  You can still bring in an original poem!  And don’t forget to stop by the library to check out the poems and to marvel at the creativity of your neighbors and friends!

From April 14 to 30, bring in one or more original poems to the Branch or Main libraries and we will clear all your fines! All ages are welcome to participate. Your poems will be placed on display in the library for other patrons to peruse as part of our National Poetry Month celebration. Because of this, please make sure poems are G or PG rated!

Please note that Lines for Fines does not cover lost or billed items. For inspiration and ideas, check out a poetry or writing book, or peruse some online resources:

General tips on finding inspiration:


Prompts to get you started:

Stuck?  Intimidated?  Never wrote a poem before?  Don’t worry!  Check out these links for dozens of ideas and prompts:


For more information, call 767-7660 x 2.