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Give the gift of poetry

Worcestershire Libraries in partnership with Poetry on Demand are giving you the chance to gift a love one a bespoke poem written by one of six brilliant poets completely free of charge. Published Wednesday, 2nd December 2020

Worcestershire Libraries have teamed-up with Poetry on Loan to provide a poetry gifting service to help customers stay connected with their loved ones this Christmas.

Poetry on Demand gives Library customers the chance to gift family or friends a unique, personalised poem written by one of six local poets, completely free of charge.


It offers a unique opportunity for customers to re-connect with an old friend, send a message to a loved one they are unable to visit or celebrate a milestone without a big party.


Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities said: “Poetry is a fantastic way for us to convey our emotions and stay connected with loved ones. As Christmas this year will be slightly different for all of us, this is a unique and wonderful opportunity to give a personal and meaningful gift.”


Worcestershire Libraries have been helping people to stay connected during this difficult period with a range of online activities including Poetry in Motion, Poetry on Form and National Poetry Day. They believe that poetry can connect and lift people at this difficult time.


To request a poem, please complete the online form (Worcestershire Libraries - Poetry On Demand) by Tuesday 15th December 2020.


Worcestershire Libraries have a large collection of poetry books to reserve, borrow and collect in person or online via BorrowBox. Please visit