As you can see when you walk in and look at our latest display, April is National Poetry Month. If a whole book seems like too much work, why not try the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day website?
Or if you are in grades 3-12 why not share your poems with other poets at Poet-to-Poet? Watch award winning poets from the Academy of American Poets’ read their poems, which are fun and accessible, then let them inspire you to write your own! You can email the poems to email@example.com with your name and which poem/poet inspired you by April 30. Some will be posted on the website in May! If you’re a teacher, the website also comes with Common Core lesson plans for the project.
If you LOVE poetry, April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Carry a poem with you in your pocket and share it throughout the day.
It’s the end of National Reading Month… but don’t stop reading! Even if you don’t know what to read, come try a Staff Pick title, located at the Circulation and Reference desks and in the YA room on the display. Many of these are also available as ebooks for loan.
The Library is also hosting a lot of wonderful programs this month like freeSAT Review classes, beginner yoga, adult chess club, showings of the films 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle, and much more. Check out our April calendar to check out our great offerings and find out if you need to register. Have kids? We have tons of great children’s programs too! Check it out on our Children’s April calendar. You can always get to either via the Events tab on our homepage.
Staff Pick Bookmarks are here! Don’t know what to read after the last Patterson? Why not try Ghostman by Robert Hobbs? Or, if you’re looking for some less suspenseful fiction, why not The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence, We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle, or one of the other great titles you can now find on our staff pick bookmarks.
We have eight bookmarks broken up by genre, including both fiction and nonfiction titles. They can be found at the Circulation Desk, the Reference Desk and in the YA room on top of the display. Finish National Reading Month with a bang and find plenty of exciting new books to read!
Winter is almost over and cabin fever is at it’s peak. The weather can’t decide what it’s doing, so while you’re stuck inside for the umpteenth day in a row, why wouldn’t you escape through a book? Join National Reading Month and read an old favorite or try something new.
Don’t forget to log your Winter Reading Program which ends March 20. You win a prize every 5 books (up to 15) and get entered into a drawing for a Barnes and Noble gift card. You’re already reading, so take advantage! You can sign up through our homepage: http://franklintwp.org/