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April is National Poetry Month. Throughout the month, our nation acknowledges the essential role of poetry in our culture (Academy of American Poets, 2014). To teach students about poetry this April, visit the following sites for reading lists and classroom activities:

Academy of American Poets-30 Ways to Celebrate

Scholastic Teachers-National Poetry Month

Scholastic Teachers-Poetry Month Booklist

School Library Journal-Poems to Launch the Imagination

Don’t forget to checkout BCLS’ extensive poetry collection! Visit your local branch or search the BCLS Catalog using the following terms:


Children’s Poetry

Humorous Poetry

Poetry, American



Academy of American Poets (2014). National Poetry Month. Retrieved from