“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
National 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.
National Library Week, April 7-13
We celebrate ourselves during this special week, and share an excerpt from this funny/wise article by Kristin Arnett. Enjoy, and visit us often! Continue reading National Library Week: Supporting Your Local Library
We love our friends at Brightly! They recommend great books for all ages, strategies for raising readers, and have shared a funny article about being a library parent, one that will leave you smiling and remembering your own library parent bloopers. Enjoy, and remember to visit us during National Library Week, April 7-13.
Source: 11 Things I Will Never, Ever Admit to My Local Librarian | Brightly
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Winter Break Reading Challenge. Here are the randomly drawn winners from the challenge. They will each be receiving a book and other fun prizes.
- Birth – Preschool Winner: Hannah B.
- K-2nd Grade Winner: Gianna Z.
- 3rd – 5th Grade Winner: Andrew C.
- 6th-8th Grade Winner: Kyle B.
- 9th – 12th Grade Winner: Oskar H.
- Adult Winner: Norma V.
– Dominique, Youth Services Librarian & Katie, Outreach Librarian