The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library’s third annual themed Teen Poetry Contest is being held through April 30. The 2013 theme is nature and/or animals, and the contest is open to teens from Essex County in grades 6 to 12. Prize winners will be selected in various grade categories, and finalists will be notified by phone or e-mail by May 10. A reception for the contest will be held on May 16 at 7 p.m. For more information or an entry form, click www.informedteenshwlibrary.blogspot.com/p/poetry.html or contact Kim Claire, young adult librarian, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 978-468-5577, ext. 14.