April is National Poetry Month. The Media Center will be hosting activities and contests, promoting and exploring poetry and poets for the duration of the month. Find time to visit to see our displays, create poetry, or play with the magnetic poetry board. Visit Poets.org, a phenomenal home for poetry of all kinds, to get inspired with a “Poem a Day” emailed directly to you!
Haiku Poetry Contest
The Media Center will be holding a poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month. Write a book review in haiku format. Students may submit multiple entries. Reviews can be submitted here till April 28th.
Use a page from an old book to create poetry. Scan the page for words that strike you and box them out. Blackout the text around the boxed words. Poetry created!
Poem in your Pocket Day – APRIL 27th
Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Join us in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day this year!
Book Spine Poetry
Create poetry using titles on book spines!