It's School Library & Poetry Month

Help us Celebrate all April Long!

April is a Fantastic Month!

Now that Testing is done and spring break is over at Dorman High School, we can officially launch our celebratory activities for School Library Month and Poetry Month. Please share with students and teachers alike, and help us celebrate all month long.

Poetry Month Activities!

Spine Poetry

Students may during free time (before school, after school, lunch, on a pass from class) use library books to create spine poems. We will take a picture and display them in the library.

Blackout Poems

· Students may get a page of text (from torn, old, or discarded books) from the circulation desk, and using a black sharpie, blacken out lines of text, leaving some words clear, which when read together make poems. These will displayed in the library, along with a photo of the student author.

Chalk it Up for Poetry

Students may get chalk from the circulation desk to write original poems that will be displayed outside the library doors.

Poem in Your Pocket Day April 24

· Students will be encouraged to collect poems to have available for "Poem in Your Pocket Day." The library staff will be in the cafeteria Thursday, April 24 to ask for poems during all three lunches. Those who produce poems will receive coupons with QR Codes. QR Codes will reveal a prize they can redeem in the library (pencil bookmark, free book, Cavalatte Coupon, fine forgiveness, etc.)

Poetry Picnic Book Club

Our Poetry Picnic Book Club during lunches on Wednesday, April 23. For this lunchtime book club, students will be asked to bring their own lunches, but meet on the patio outside the cafeteria. We will have a reserved set of tables for the lunch book club !

National School Library Month Activities - Every Tuesday during lunch.

Spin the School Library Month Celebration Wheel

The Library staff will be in the cafeteria EACH Tuesday in April to let students take a chance on prizes in recognition of National School Library Month. This is the LAST opportunity for Fine Forgiveness for the school year.

The prizes are as follows:

  • Free book
  • Pencil
  • Bookmark
  • Fine forgiveness
  • Treat (penny candy)
  • Mystery Prize (coupon with a QR code and students have to figure out what they won, but these prizes will be an assortment of double prizes (i.e. bookmark & free book or items we’ve accumulated form freebies at conferences etc.)