Monday, April 13, 2020

Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month.

We invite you to read and write poetry this month.

You can write any kind of poem you want.  You can email your poem to or bring it to us after we reopen. You can put it on a "leaf" cut out of paper or submit it in any form and we'll add it to a leaf.

Once we reopen, we'll add your poems to our Poetree (poetry + tree) in the library.  As a thank you for participating, we will also have a random drawing to award prizes to a few people who participate.

Take a look at these resources to read and listen to poetry and try some poetry activities:

Poems for kids on - poetry for you to read

Shel Silverstein - read aloud videos, activities, and more

ReadWriteThink - interactive poetry writing.  Choose acrostic poems, haiku poems, or more and the site will walk you through from brainstorming to writing a poem.  Flash is required for this website.

Scholastic Poetry - Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kuskin, and Jean Marzollo each share one of their poems and writing tips for you to create your own poetry.

The following ebooks are available thouugh MeL in the Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Click on the link for the book below and then choose PDF full text in the left column.

Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman
Poetry for Kids: Robert Frost 
Emily Dickinson: Poetry for Kids 

Here is one of our previous Poetrees (poetry + tree). 
We hope to have your poems to add to our Poetree this year when we reopen.


Additional resources:

Online reading, learning, and fun resources
Printable activity pages, story starters and more
Screen-free things to do at home
Resources about COVID-19 - books for children, journal pages, tips for talking with your child


Share a Smile - Share artwork and letters with Meals on Wheels recipients.
Share Your Story - Share your experiences and daily life during this pandemic.
Poetry Month - Write a poem to add to our Poetree.

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