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Takaka Library: Book Spine Poetry Competition

Monday 14th December 2020-Sunday 14th February 2021

Take part in this fun poetry competition for all ages.

Book Spine Poetry is a form of “found” poetry that is not only fun but easy.

Simply stack some books with interesting titles written on the spines, one on top of the other, to form a poem. You can use any combination of books – non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, adults books, library books, books from home – whatever combination that creates a poem you like!

There are three categories of entries:
1. Child (ages 0-12)
2. Teen (ages 13-17)
3. Adult (ages 18+)

Drop your poem off at your local library (along with your name, age bracket and contact details) by 14 February, or email them to

You can either write your poems down, or take a photo of your poetic stack of book titles and send it to us.

It’s free to take part and anyone can enter.

Terms and conditions apply.

Family Friendly Free


December 14–31, 2020
January 1–31
February 1–14


Usual opening hours


Golden Bay / Abel Tasman


Takaka Memorial Library
3 Junction Street, Takaka 7142

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Ph. 03 525 0059

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