April 2010 Exhibits – National Poetry Month and National Library Week

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This month’s library exhibits highlight two important celebrations during April.

Every April National Poetry Month focuses on poetry and its place in American culture.  Poets.org from the Academy of American Poets offers many opportunities to help celebrate this month.  On April 29th you can observe Poem in Your Pocket Day.  Also, you can sign up to receive a Poem-A-Day each day of the month that will be sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

National Library Week is commemorated from April 11th-17th, but at the WCC Library we will be celebrating all month long.  National Library Week is an annual recognition of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians.  In addition to festivities for the week, the American Library Association has also set aside some of the days to celebrate other areas of librarianship.  Tuesday April 13th commemorates National Library Workers Day.  Wednesday April 14th will celebrate the first annual National Bookmobile Day.  Also, on that Wednesday, ALA will announce the “Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2009” on the Office for Intellectual Freedom’s website.  Finally on Thursday, April 15th, join with YALSA for Support Teen Literature day by reading a book that won an ALA award for 2010 or your favorite young adult book.

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