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National Poetry Month

Poetry surprises and deepens our sense of the ordinary. Poetry tells us that the world is full of wonder, revelation, consolation, and meaning. Tracy K Smith U.S. Poet Laureate

“National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives.” – from

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In April, celebrate poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives.

Kids – in the Children’s Room:

  • Create a poem on our magnetic board and leave for others to enjoy.
  • Pick a poem from a pocket on the bulletin board and share with someone else.
  • Enjoy reading through one of our many books of poetry.

Adults and Teens:

  • Experience something new in April – 21st century poetry, work from NH poets, humorous poetry, and even Shakespearean spins on your favorite songs – the variety on our shelves will keep you reading all month long.
  • Enjoy the special display of poetry books on the second floor and check one out in the spirit of the celebration. has posted 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month, including suggestions for reading, inspiration for writing, and the art of poetry.

Celebrate national poetry month at the Library