April 8, 2015
There are plenty of things to celebrate in April, but one of my favorite is poetry. Here at MCPL in Wausau, we’ve got two activities to encourage you to experience poetry every day.
Come and build a poem with LEGO poetry in the TeenZone. Each LEGO has a word on it and you are invited to create a poem by using the words on the LEGOS. It’s like magnetic poetry, but in three dimensions. When you are done, take a picture with your phone, name the picture with the title of the poem (and your name if you want) and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll post the poems to our Facebook page, so remember to like MCPL on Facebook to see your poem. Don’t have time to build a poem here? Take one of our word pages and have fun creating whenever. You can email your poems to us and we’ll post those on our Facebook page, too.
On April 30, it’s poem in your pocket day. On that day, you have a poem in your pocket that you share with everyone you meet. Hopefully, they will have a poem to share back! We have three poem possibilities, already photocopied for you to pick up and put in your pocket available in the TeenZone.
Also, our Athens branch will be have materials for teens to create found poems with materials provided by the library all month long. So stop by and create a poem or share poem. Remember, April is National Poetry Month!
image credit: Image by Marathon County Public Library staff.