by JHB Library Assistant Melisa Dugal
National Poetry Month is celebrated nationwide during the entire month of April. In the past, I have put out displays and read poetry to the students, but this year I wanted to do something with them that was a bit more interactive.
I selected a bunch of books with interesting, funny or descriptive titles and piled them in the library. Students chose books and arranged them in a pile so that the titles on the spines read like a poem from top to bottom.
It sounds easy, but really takes some thought! Several students chose to work collaboratively on a poem, which was fun to watch