Special Events

National Poetry Month Poster

Poetry Competition

April is National Poetry Month.  To celebrate, the Library is sponsoring a Poetry Competition.  The theme is "Imagine Your Story" and there will be Amazon Gift Cards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each of three age groups:  

Children ages 5-12

Teens ages 13-18

Adults ages 19+

To enter, fill out and submit this Poetry Contest form and attach entries as instructed by the form.


  • This competition is open to Highland, Cedar Hills, and Alpine residents.
  • Each participant may enter up to three poems. Fill out a separate form for each poem.
  • Poems will be judged on their literary quality and their relevance and interpretation of the theme.
  • Poems must be the original and the sole work of the participant.  Parents/guardians can type and correct spelling of children’s entries, but cannot otherwise change their content. 
  • Poems must fit on one printed page, at least 11 point font.
  • Poems must be appropriate for all audiences. The contest judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry they deem inappropriate. 
  • All decisions of the judges are final.  
  • Children may include an illustration done by them with each poem if they like, but poems will be judged on their own merit.
  • Poems must be submitted by April 30th.  Winners will be notified by May 15th.

Email any questions about the competition to this address.

All Group Library Programs Suspended

In compliance with Governor Herbert’s recommendation and over concern for the health and safety of the people of Highland, the Library has canceled all group Library programs until further notice. The Library will remain closed indefinitely but will provide online resourses and some virtual programming.  To learn more go to our COVID-19 information page.