When do you update your book lists at the library? Once a year? Monthly?
Do you share poems at your story time? Is your story time loud and interactive?
Are you ready for back to school visits, teacher requests and events at your library?
Do you remember listening to audiobooks when you were young?
What favorite resources are you sharing with your library staff after #alaac17?
Margarita Engle is the new Young People’s Poet Laureate! But what is the Young People’s Poet Laureate? How can you get the word out to librarians, teachers and children of all ages?
Are you ready? It’s time….to play….Name that Animal! (Game show voice)
Today is the first day of National Poetry Month! Whether you’ve been sharing poems all year at story time, interactive poetry at schools or introducing new poetry books to library customers, April is the perfect month to try something new! In January, I had a wonderful opportunity to observe a Tween Writing Camp, a new library program created by April Witteveen, Community Librarian at the Downtown Bend Branch at Deschutes Public Library. The camp was one of the best Tween programs I’ve seen all year. It was extremely well organized, filled with enthusiasm and so many creative stories. Tweens were excited about writing – sharing their stories after each writing activity, working together on stories and talking about favorite books. I knew right away I wanted to try a Tween Poetry Writing Camp at the Sisters Branch in April for National Poetry Month. April shared her camp structure…