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!


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!