April is National Poetry Month, a month-long celebration designed to increase the visibility of poetry and poets in our culture. Be sure to express yourself through poetry this month– whether you pen a limerick or a four-line rhyme, or absorb yourself in someone else’s writings. The library has many poetry books to enjoy– whether it’s from the children’s section, or everybody’s favorite from non-fiction, “The Best Loved Poems of the American People,” or a collection of Elizabeth Barrett Browning sonnets. Check out a poetry book this month. There are selections placed on top of the reference shelves for browsing and check-out. Jen Leveck, children’s services librarian, has prepared a bulletin board in the lobby with a poetry display so be sure and give it a look on your way into the building.
This week, April 8 through 14, is National Library Week. Today’s libraries can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world. Libraries build communities where people of all ages and all classes come together face to face. It’s a great place to spend quality time and connect with your child or other loved ones. Take advantage of the free access to books and computers, CDs, DVD movies, audio books and much more. Don’t forget your librarians are information smart and can help you find the right answer at your library.
“Every One Counts” is the theme for 2012 National Volunteer Week which is April 15 through 21. The Solon Library has an active and dedicated group of volunteers who provide services in a lot of different areas inside the library, outside the library (i.e. maintaining landscaping) and behind the scenes. Libraries struggle to maintain their funding. Communities, individuals and organizations work through volunteer hours to keep libraries open.