• Celebrate Poetry & Libraries in April!

  • Every year in April, the Library celebrates National Poetry Month and National Library Week with a series of events and displays. We usually have magnetic poetry in the rotunda and cake during National Library Week. In 2012, poetry was posted in unusual places throughout the Library. In 2013, we sponsored a haiku poetry contest. Winners received prizes and read at our cake party. The winning poems are below. It was very fun, and we hope you will join us next April as we celebrate poetry, libraries, and creativity.

    2014 Activities

    We've got magnetic poetry in the rotunda. And, join us on Thursday, April 17 @ 1 pm for music and cake to celebrate.

    Poetry Month 2014

    2013 Haiku Poetry Contest Winning Entries

    Grand Prize & Rain Category Winner
    Natalia Apalategui

    Rain drops are falling
    To join pond ‘s cold dark water.
    My tears will not dry.

    Fishing Category Winner
    Camille Hollinger

    Fishing pole and boat
    New tackle box and fresh bait
    I'll do work later.

    Dirt Category Winner
    James Myers

    a BOAR mistaken for a FOX

    All you are is DIRT
    Scum of the earth; a rotten,

    Laundry Category Winner
    Andrea Cisneros

    Never ending chore
    Just pretend it isn't there
    It won’t go away!

    Soup Category Winner
    Barb Foltz

    Soybean paste, tofu
    Green onions, proper spoon, health
    Home, Ahh! miso soup

    Baseball Category Winner
    Camille Hollinger

    Baseball season roars
    I need to study those books
    Instead I swing bats


  • cake

    crowd in the rotunda
    magnetic poetry

    culinary students and cake