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April is National Poetry Month, celebrating the joy, expressiveness, and pure delight of poetry. Check out the Children's Poet Laureate websites for lots of fun activities, experience some some great read alouds and animated poems for kids. Print the attached activity sheets for more poetry fun. Each day holds new, interesting poetry pleasures.

The U.S. Children's Poet Laureate is a position and award that was established by the Poetry Foundation in 2006. Jacqueline Woodson was the fifth Children's Poet Laureate from 2015-2017.

Visit Jacqueline Woodson's website. She’s written lots of books but why not check out some of her poems?

Read Aloud: TOBACCO written and read by Jacqueline Woodson. check out Hoopla and Tumble Book Library on the Library's website for other poetry books to enjoy.

Animated poem video from the Poetry Foundation: HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS poem by Emily Dickinson. Read by Claire Danes and signed by Rachel, age 9.

Poetry activity: Print the attached Haiku poem activity sheet. Use your imagination to create a unique 3 line poem!

 Visit the library website calendar for more Poetry Pleasures each day this week.