Internet Goodness – A Poe Tree

Source:Library as Incubator project

Source:Library as Incubator project

Look at this. A Poe Tree.

The Internet never ceases to surprise, amaze and inspire me.

This tree, in Lawrence Public Library in Kansas, USA, is inspired by Shel Silverstein’s beautiful poem, Poet’s Tree (read it here), and represents a growing appreciation of poetry.

The Poe Tree was created by Youth Services Librarian Assistant Rebecca Dunn. Rebecca runs Sunday afternoon story time for “children of all ages”, introducing children to the poetry of picture books.

Rebecca says: My goal is for kids to realize they already have a familiarity with poetry that they can build on and also to demonstrate how approachable poetry is.

After the story, children – and some adults too – make a poem leaf for the tree.

Yes, librarians are awesome.

Source article here.


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