Library & Media News

Sheridan Middle School - April 2016


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April is National Poetry Month

In honor of Poetry Month, stop by and read a poem or check-out a book of poetry.

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National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives.

While we celebrate poets and poetry year-round, the Academy of American Poets was inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), and founded National Poetry Month in April 1996 with an aim to:

  • highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets,
  • encourage the reading of poems,
  • assist teachers in bringing poetry into their classrooms,
  • increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media,
  • encourage increased publication and distribution of poetry books, and
  • encourage support for poets and poetry.

"About the Celebration." Web. 04 Apr. 2016. <>.

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Drop Everything and Read

D.E.A.R is Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Drop what you are doing and incorporate reading into your day! The goal of the program is to make pleasure reading part of your daily routine...whether reading solo or with friends.

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