"WHY POETRY?" by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Why poetry? Why?
Why sunsets? Why trees?
Why birds? Why seas?
Why you? Why me?
Why friends? Why families?
Why laugh? Why cry?
Why hello? Why good-bye?
Why poetry? That's why! April is National Poetry Month.Â What better time to read a few poems?Â The library has a great collection of poetry books.Â Most can be found in the nonfiction section in the 811's.Â Some fun children's poets worth checking out include Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Douglas Florian, Janet Wong and Bruce Lansky, just to name a few.Â And ifÂ you'd like to try your hand at writing some poems of your own, you might enjoy Pizza, Pigs and Poetry: How to Write a Poem, Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out, and How to Write Poetry.Â National Poety Month is the perfect time to visit the library!
-- Check out books, books, and more books -- Check out movies on DVD and VHS tapes -- Check out magazines just for kids -- Check out games for computers, Wii, Xbox, and PlayStation -- Check out music CDs -- Use internet computers at the library -- Search the library catalog from your home computer -- Place holds on books, movies, and more from your home computer or at the library -- Renew library materials from your home computer or over the phone -- Use eletronic resources, like World Book Online and Searchasaurus, from your home computer or at the library -- Download audiobooks, music and videos from our website And the best thing of all is a library card is absolutely free!Â Anyone can get a library card, but children under 16 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign their application form.Â If you would like to get a library card, stop by the library with your parent and we can help you. Always guard your library card with care because you are responsible for anything checked out on your card.Â If you ever lose your card, let the library know immediately so we can make sure no one else tries to use your card.Â There is a $2.00 charge to replace a lost card.Â So keep track of your card! September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, but we hope you'll use your library card all year long!Â It's the smartest, best deal around.
EBSCO Animals - This encyclopedia of animals offers in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals.
Biography Resource Center - Search for biographies of individuals in a wide range of subjects, includingÂ government, history, science, sports, the arts, and entertainment.
Primary Search - This resource provides full text articles from more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines.
World Book Online - This is an electronic version of the classic encyclopedia.
Searchasaurus - This dinosaur-themedÂ research toolÂ provides access to several student-oriented databases.You can find other electronic databases by clicking Online Resources on the menu at the top of this page. As you can see, your library card isÂ a free ticket to a wealth of information.Â If you don't know your PIN number, call or come into the library with your library card number and we can look it up for you.Â Have a great school year, and don't forget that your library card is one of your most valuable school supplies!