From renowned children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown, to prolific children’s poet Jack Prelutsky, to comedian Jeff Foxworthy—the choices are abundant when perusing the juvenile nonfiction Dewey section J811 in the Children’s Area for a poem to share at a first-time event to celebrate National Poetry Month. Children are invited to bring a favorite poem or verse that they have written or enjoyed, then share the selection during the County Library’s April 17 storytime that begins at 6:30 p.m. Silly or serious, brief or long, the goal is to have fun, meet new friends, create a craft, and have a light snack. PJs are optional, and those who wish to just come and listen are welcome.
April has been recognized as National Poetry Month since 1996 when the Academy of American Poets encouraged the literary world and educators to plan programming across the nation to instill and savor a love of verse. An events calendar lists, in addition to poetry readings or author visits, such activities as poetry walks, festivals, receptions and cocktail parties.
For further details regarding the Poetry Pajama Party, contact Miss Diane, Children’s Librarian, at 984-8200 x207.