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Christina Rossetti said it best: There is no time like Spring/When life’s alive in everything.
Winter hasn’t arrived yet but we’re already thinking about Spring. The chill breeze, the flower buds, the promise of sunshine—there are so many things to love. That’s why we’re creating an Art and Poetry Walk in April 2024!
Johnson County Library is accepting written and visual art submissions. Selected submissions will be printed on 17 x 23 inch signs and placed along the walking trail in Strang Park behind the Central Resource Library in April 2024.
Read more to find out how to submit your work!
We had a blast at this year's conference and the Redux was a big hit! If you missed us, you can watch recordings of some sessions on Library OnDemand. See you next November!
Share Your Writing
Submit your poetry or prose for our current prompt through April 30: What Remains Unspoken
Take a moment to reflect on the unspoken statements and ideas in your life and their effect on yourself and others. Explore the power of invisible constructs and the impact to us all. Bring the stories you’ve kept secret to life, unleash your creativity and speak what you’ve left unspoken.
Submit your poetry or prose for our current prompt through December 31: Mind Changes
Big or small, tell us something you've changed your mind about and why it matters.