Staff Picks

National Poetry Month

Celebrate poetry with Northeast Neighborhood Library!

Poetry is as old as spoken language itself, and its many forms are as diverse as its practitioners throughout history. Even today, there are tens of thousands of working, published poets in the United States alone, not to mention the many thousands more who simply write for the pleasure of creating works of art with no intention to publish.

Your Friday Five

My first poetry books

Welcome to new Northeast Library blog series, called Your Friday Five!Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up 5 of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, in honor of April as poetry month, we are highlighting five great first poetry books.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Laura Vaccaro Seeger rocks! We will celebrate her artistry during our Saturday, April 5 Family Story Time

Roar Like a Lion!

The Benefits of a Participatory Storytime

In August 2013, librarian Nell Colburn wrote in her School Library Journal article, "Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-Year Pro," "The best story times are those in which adults are fully engaged -- shaking out their wiggles, clapping, singing, dancing, and encouraging kids as they interact with the books."

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Miss Nelson is Missing!'

Calling all readers!

April is National Poetry Month

Book Recommendations

April is National Poetry Month. I often use this month to help remind myself how beautiful a poem can be, and I want to highlight some of my favorites.

Information Services Staff Picks

Information Services at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is staffed by 12 info-savvy, book-hungry librarians. Each month, we'll share a few of our current staff reads. For the full list, visit the display in Room 209 at MLK. Dunnell's Pick

What's in a Name?

April is National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library by creating your own acrostic poems. Learn about different types of poetry and create your own!The fun will take place on Tuesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room programming area on the second floor. All children and their families are welcomed to participate.  Be sure to stop by early and check out some of these great poetry books!

Valeri Gorbachev

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Valeri Gorbachev rocks!Our Saturday, March 22 Family Story Time was dedicated to stories written and drawn by Valeri Gorbachev.And... because it was such a lovely, sunny afternoon... we held our program outside!

Your Friday Five

This weekend, enjoy some children's classics that are just as fun to re-read--or perhaps discover for the first time.The Wednesday WarsGary Schmidt

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