Banned Books Week
September 27-October 3
Celebrate the freedom to read by checking out a BANNED BOOK.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Come check out items that relate to this fun celebration.
The celebration is about Americans who immigrated or whose ancestors came from Spain, the Caribbean, or Central or South America.
Poetry Contest Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Highland City Library Poetry Competition.
A Sunny Spot by Julie Cornelius-Huang
Turtle Collection by Abigail Cox
Blue Blossoms by Mary Favro
My Story by Hannah Lyons
Click on the tabs below to see their wonderful poems!
Fourteen turtles flew around the world
Across oceans, over continents
To land here.
Countries converge on my counter
Various sizes, shapes, colors, yet
At their core, the same.
Turtles standing sentinel
Of what has been and what can be:
Slow creatures can come a long way.
image by Zsanett Herczegh from Pixabay
so much depends upon
pushing up through the earth
hope is on the way.
--by Mary Favro
My name is Hannah Katelyn Lyons. “Lyons” pronounced lions means the king of the
jungle. But I am just a small cat. I’m one of those party cards that open and make lots of noise. I
don’t open it until I get home from school. I am a turtle that is 1 inch with a 20 inch shell. I was
just given my name without even earning it. I am constantly looking in the wrong mirror.
Because of that, I believe I was given the wrong name.
I like my whole name, but it has expectations. I have a gold medal for running, but
whenever anyone gathers around to watch, I always trip and fall. After that I get back up again
and keep on running. I even go the extra mile. I am a sunflower seed that will eventually grow
tall. The small cat that I was, will grow into a lion. I will keep my name, Hannah Katelyn Lyons.
This is my story.