To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of The Ames Library, the library held a poetry contest in which students were asked to submit poems that focused on the library, in an original and creative way. The winning poem, by Madeline Tyner, was read by the author at the 10th Anniversary Reception held on April 18, 2012 in the Bates-Merwin Reading Room, Ames Library.
Tyner, Madeline, "At Ames Library: A Ghazal" (2012). Ames Library 10th Anniversary. Paper 14.