April is National Poetry month and every year we do something special in the library. My coworkers in children’s had random acts of poetry and a poetry garden. The littles wrote poems on die flowers and we hung the up around the department. For teen I decided to use the Poet-tree idea that is often seen on Pinterest.
I had one of our talented teens draw a gorgeous tree on butcher paper. We cut out leaves and put them in a basket with some pens and a glue stick. They could write a poem and glue it to the tree. We ended up with lots of wonderful poetry. Some dark and twisty and a few that were downright hilarious. We even had a poem that asked someone to prom! I only had to remove one poem for language and an inappropriate drawing. Not bad for being up an entire month.
Some of my favorite poems from the board:
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