A Poem for January

Happy New Year 2022Library staff member, Jodi, shares a poem with us each month honoring our volunteers, the library, and reading. Here is her poem for January.  Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

A new beginning…

The holidays are over,
and we’ve put them in the past.
It’s time for a new beginning,
with the new year at last.

With the new year comes resolutions,
that people tend to make.
Some are too hard to keep,
others are a piece of cake.

We say we want to eat healthier
and shed some unwanted pounds.
We also want to exercise more,
but it’s harder than it sounds.

There’s one resolution,
we all should think about.
Take the time to read more,
you’ll love it, I have no doubt.

Reading broadens your horizons
And opens you mind to many things.
It will take you on a journey,
With the excitement that it brings.

Whether it be a short story or a novel,
The sky is definitely the limit.
You can get so lost in a book,
You may even think you’re in it.

Set aside some time each day
in a place with little noise.
So you can unwind and enjoy yourself
as you read your book of choice.

— Jodi Aldini-Zepeda

A Poem for December

snowflake imageLibrary staff member, Jodi, shares a poem with us each month honoring our volunteers, the library, and reading. Here is her poem for December.  Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

Tis’ the Season

It’s finally December,
The last month of the year.
It’s the Holiday season,
And time to spread cheer.

We’ll be trimming the tree,
And making some treats.
Cookies and candy,
And everything sweet.

Shopping for presents,
To place under the tree.
I wonder which one,
Will be given to me?

The gifts will be wrapped,
With ribbons and bows.
The pile under the tree,
Grows and it grows.

Soon the ground will be covered
In a blanket of white.
Shining like diamonds
All through the night.

Making snowmen and snowballs,
And having oodles of fin.
How are we
To get any reading done?

At the end of the day,
when sleep is on your mind.
It’s the perfect time to read,
To relax and to unwind.

By Jodi Aldini-Zepeda

Happy Holidays!!

A Fall Poem and Our Holiday Schedule

Book with a read leaf resting on the pageLibrary staff member, Jodi, wrote a poem about fall that we wanted to share.  Jodi has written some fabulous poems honoring our volunteers, staff, the library, and reading.  Thank you, Jodi, for sharing your talents with us!

Fall

Fall is fast upon us,
And there’s a chill in the air.
Leaves are falling all over,
And the trees soon to be bare.

This is the time to be thankful,
And appreciate the little things.
Family, friends, and books.
And everything in between.

With Fall comes Thanksgiving,
and a meal with all the trimmings.
There’s corn and mashed potatoes,
And gravy from the turkey drippings

When it’s chilly outside and you want to stay in.
Make some cocoa and read a book.
Find a little hideaway,
Your own little reading nook.

Curl up next to a fire,
Wrapped in a soft, warm throw.
Forget about the world outside,
and let your imagination go.

It doesn’t matter what or when,
Or where the storyline will lead.
Anytime is a good time,
To pick up a book and read.

—  Jodi Aldini-Zepeda

Upcoming Holiday Hours for Our Library

The Library will be closed on; Wednesday, November 24th, Thursday, November 25th, and Friday, November 26th.
In December our library will be closed on Thursday, December 23rd, Friday, December 24th, and Friday, December 31st.

We wish you all happy holidays!

A Poem: Reading…

Library staff member, Jodi, wrote a great poem about reading that we wanted to share.  Jodi has written some fabulous poems honoring our volunteers, staff and library.  Thank you, Jodi, for sharing your talents with us!

Reading…

When you’re feeling tired and stressed,
at the end of a long hard day.
Grab a romance or a biography,
And take some time away.

Lose yourself inside of a book,
and forget about all your worries.
So many titles to choose from,
Lots of wonderful stories.

Wander back in time,
With historical fiction.
They are so intriguing,
It may be your new addiction.

Take a trip to the wild wild west,
You are sure to enjoy.
Isn’t it every little boy’s dream,
to become a cowboy.

Or how about a mystery,
of conspiracy and crime.
You won’t want to stop reading,
It will occupy your time.

Maybe a light-hearted fairy tale,
With a princess and a unicorn
A little girl to imagine
Of the crown she’d adorn.

No matter what the story is,
or where the plotline leads.
You’ll open the door to so many things,
When you pick up a book and read.

— Jodi Aldini-Zepeda

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Small-Blue-RGB-National-Poetry-Month-Logo_0This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

The goals of National Poetry Month are to:

  • highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets
  • encourage the reading of poems
  • assist teachers in bringing poetry into their classrooms
  • increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media
  • encourage increased publication and distribution of poetry books, and 
  • encourage support for poets and poetry

Here are some great books in our collection to help you celebrate National Poetry Month!