The Importance of Teaching Poetry to Kids

“Poetry is an act of peace.” – Pablo Neruda
Today during National Poetry Month we offer a reflection on the place of poetry in our lives, and most specifically on the impact of poetry in our children’s lives. Thanks to our friends at Brightly for sharing this thoughtful piece by Matthew Burgess. Continue reading The Importance of Teaching Poetry to Kids

Libraries Can Be Life Changing

Books and computerNational Library Week is this week – time to remind you about the gem you have in your midst. We provide an opportunity for anyone to access information (yes anyone, and that would be for free). With so much information available online, we recognize that it still isn’t available to everyone. So libraries such as yours are stepping in to make sure everyone can easily access information!  Learn how libraries open up information for all, and thereby changes lives.

7 Unexpected Things That Libraries Offer Besides Books

Celebrating National Library Week with a fascinating piece on all the types of “information” libraries offer.
With advancements in technology, libraries are offering much more than something to read. A library researcher offers a sampling of some unexpected items that library patrons can check out these days. Continue reading 7 Unexpected Things That Libraries Offer Besides Books

National Poetry Month: Dazzled by Mary Oliver

In honor of National Poetry Month, we offer a short reflection on poet Mary Oliver.

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.”
– Mary Oliver

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver chronicled her life of observation and amazement in her many poems and collections, which can be found in our catalog. And take a look at today’s Shelf Awareness newsletter for a thoughtful reflection on the significance  and impact of Oliver’s work.