Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Celebrate Poetry!

April is Poetry Month, which means it's time for programs and displays that highlight the library's poetry materials. Here's a peek at the current display up in the children's area of my library:

I love to celebrate Poetry Month by sharing a variety of materials with young readers and their families, including:
  • anthologies from Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, two of my childhood favorites guaranteed to elicit giggles
  • novels in verse (so many great, contemporary options to share)
  • Dr. Seuss and Karma Wilson, two masters of picture book rhymes
  • Mother Goose nursery rhymes
  • those lovely books in the 811s that sadly don't get checked out that often
  • tongue twisters (full of rhymes, assonance, and alliteration!)

How do you help your library customers celebrate Poetry Month? Any spine poems to share?


  1. Amy, I just checked out your link to the spine poems. I LOVE this. I am the librarian at Emge Elementary in Ft. Zumwalt just a hop, skip and a jump from you. I have shared this with some of my library friends. I am going to do this with my students tomorrow. BTW, I just bumped into your blog awhile ago and I love it. Thanks for all the great ideas. Someday, I'll stop by your branch and say hi.

    1. I hope you take pictures of your students' spine poetry, Kathi! I'd love to see it when you're able to stop by the library.


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