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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero

Posted by on October 22nd, 2021 Posted in: Blog, Health Literacy, News from NNLM Region 5
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Look for the soul within your books by sharing a poem with words on their spines. In honor of National Medical Librarians Month and National Health Literacy Month NNLM is hosting a book spine poetry contest. All participants will be entered into a lottery to receive a free copy of each of the books selected from the NNLM Reading Club – a total of 15 books to add to your collection and share with your users!

The Rules

  1. Grab some books (at least 3)
  2. Stack them up!
  3. Arrange the titles to create a health related poem
  4. Take a photo and share it with us!

How to Enter

Submissions will be accepted throughout October. Send us your entry on Twitter by tagging @nnlmregion5 and #BookSpinePoetry or e-mail: nnlm@uw.edu                                          Individuals can submit up to three times.

10 winners will be selected following National Medical Librarians Month and Health Literacy Month.

Winners will receive a collection of 15 books on Citizen Science, Digital Health Literacy, Disability Health, End of Life and Environmental Health.

Here’s a little book spine poem to spark your creativity:

This book spine poem reads, "A Homemade Life, On Trails, The Pull of the Stars, Written in Stone."

Let’s Go Region 5!

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Michele is the NNLM Region 5 Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. She has extensive experience providing consumer health information and a passion for health literacy. Michele truly believes, "Because of you, Libraries Transform.®"

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