Poetry Month

Celebrate Poetry Month at Your Library! Participate in our Beanstack reading challenge, find catalog picks, themed programs, and more at your community library. Join April's Beanstack challenge to celebrate Poetry Month by reading poetry or about poems and famous poets! Log your reading to earn badges all month long!

Happening at Your Library


Family Craft Night: Paint Chip Poetry

Monday, Apr 10 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  

Kids craft their own paint chip color wheels while grown-ups create paint chip poetry. Registration required.   

Poetry Workshop with Jeff Roush @ Bellbrook Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, Apr 11 • 6 - 7 p.m.  

Celebrate Poetry Month with local poet Jeff Roush. Join us for creative discussions and writing exercises.  


Poetry Reading with Anne Randolph

Thursday, Apr 13 • 2 - 3 p.m.  

Join local author Anne Randolph as she reads from her book of poems titled "This is What Life Does.”



Sign up for a poem-a-day from poets.org, and receive a poem each morning in your inbox. And be sure to explore poets.org all April long, as they have an extensive digital catalog of poems available for free!


Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month is a special occasion that celebrates poets’ integral role in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and—of course—poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives. Celebrate all April long!


From Your Catalog

Cameron from GCPL's Bookmobile compiled a list of children's poetry book recommendations. Watch his video below, then check out some of his recs from your community library!