Today, across the United States, people celebrated National Poem in Your Pocket Day! "Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate." (Academy of American Poets)
Little Dalton students were encouraged to come by the library to pick a poem from our "Poem in your Pocket" basket and carry it with them all day. Students coulw then share their poems with one another throughout the day. In just this one day, we distributed roughly 250 poems!
We hope our students have had as much fun celebrating National Poetry Month as we have!
To celebrate National Poetry Month, second grade students wrote poems on leaves to add to our "Poet-tree!" These poems were created in a style called "Book Spine Poetry." This type of poem is made from chosing titles found on the various spines of books found in the library, gathering them around a central theme, and ordering them to make a poem. Students then come up with a title that best represents the book spine poem they have created!
Students from all grades and houses are welcome to write their own poems to add to our Poet-tree!
FP families can now request access to their child(ren)'s Dalton account in order to checkout online eBooks and audiobooks through our Overdrive platform. Parents can also request their own account to access our K-Adult materials. Please fill out this form to get account information. Instructions for downloading the app and accessing the "Dalton Library- First Program" in Overdrive on phones, Ipads and other devices can be found here. Or, you can contact a librarian at any time for assistance. Happy Reading!
Once you have your account information, click HERE to access the Overdrive platform and begin checking out eBooks and audiobooks!