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Celebrating Libraries . . .As I mentioned earlier this week, it is Library Card Sign-Up Month. I am a library lover and when I began my studies to get a degree in School Library & Information Technology, I embarked upon a new library adventure . . . every town that I visit, I make it a point to have my picture taken in front of that library (or inside of it). I am not usually a big fan of being photographed but I make an exception when it comes to libraries (and anything related to books and reading)!
|Yes, Atlantic City, NJ does have a library!|
|A very small but quaint library in beautiful Cape May, NJ.|
Besides having my picture taken in and around libraries, I also began collecting books and poems about libraries. They are the topic of some of my favorite books and poems. In honor of this celebration of libraries, I thought I'd share just a few of these gems . . .
First up, Amy Ludwig Van Derwater at the Poem Farm has a fabulous post entitled, I Can, where she discusses the joys that libraries bring. I Can is a beautiful poem about what having a library card can do for us!
Amy has another lovely library poem, The World for Free. It is one that I read and reread often, since she shared it in a bookmark format!
|I absolutely adore J. Patrick Lewis' Please Bury Me in the Library!|
|Bagert's poem, Library Cheer, is one of my students favorites! Last year we read it in a reader's theater format. The students selected books mentioned in the poem to use as props when they performed it.|
Be sure to "check out" these library poems! Please share any of your favorite library poems and traditions by leaving them in a comment.