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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A new season

Yay!  Finally spring is here.  I couldn't be happier after this long, cold, snowy winter.  I am ready for some green grass, leaves on the trees, flowers blooming, and birds singing.  So, March 20th, the official first day of spring, may just be one of my favorite days of the whole year!  And to express my love of spring, here is a bit of poetry I have made up for you.

Spring, spring....

Just kidding, no one wants to read my poetry.  It is almost as bad as my singing!  Instead, you should pick up some wonderful poetry books from the Roselle Public Library because it just happens to be Children's Poetry Day on March 21st.  We have quite a collection of poetry here at the library that will tickle your funny bone, make you think, and encourage you to write your own poetry.  If I were you, I would pick up a couple fun poetry books - maybe some Shel Silverstein or some Jack Prelutsky - and read them at home as a family.  Get the giggles out, because some of these poems are hilarious, and then pick a random subject and get writing your own poetry.  Write about your dog, the front yard tree, the pickle jar on the table, anything really!

Need even more inspiration?  Well, it also is Randolph Caldecott's 169th birthday on March 22nd, so check out some of the beautiful picture books that have won the Caldecott award over the years.  Of course, you will want to read the stories in these books, but you could also just flip open to a page, look at the picture and write a poem about the picture you see.

So there you have it.  Some fun ways to spend the next few days and really enjoy the changing of the seasons.  Get outside a bit, and take a walk on down to the Roselle Public Library.  We will be happy to see you and help you find all thing spring, poetry, Caldecott, and more!

Spring picture books
Shel Silverstein books
Jack Prelutsky books
Caldecott books

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