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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 poets.org.

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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.

Poets.org 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

National Library Week

Anytime is a good time to share your story with the Library. How did the Library lead you to something of value in your life? Please share your Library experience with us.

Celebrate National Library Week, April 8 - 14 at the Goffstown Public Library

National Library Week, April 8 – 14

“Discover your passions and achieve your goals at the library.”
– Misty Copeland, 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair

Today’s libraries can transform your life. From education to job resources to lifelong learning, your Library provides access to the programming and services you need to reach your potential and grow. Have a story to share about how the Library led you to something of value in your life? Please share your Library experience with us.

Amnesty Week, April 8 – 14

“No fines will be collected, we just want our stuff back.”

During National Library Week we’ll grant amnesty for overdue library materials returned that week. It’s important to personally return long-overdue items to the circulation desk for correct action to be taken and all monies to be removed from your account(s). Note: only fines are waived; replacement and processing fees may still apply. Questions? Not sure if you have any outstanding materials? Visit your account online, call us at 497-2102 or stop by with questions.

Celebrate National Library Week, April 8 - 14 at the Goffstown Public Library
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