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The Young Readers Center Celebrates National Poetry Month

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The following guest post was written by Sasha Dowdy, program specialist in the Young Readers Center.

YRCPoetry2The Library of Congress Young Readers Center is excited to kick off its celebration of poetry during National Poetry Month. Every day in April is marked with a Poem of the Day, displayed on the door in a colorful shape. Some poems are silly, some are classics, and some are bilingual: it’s a fun discovery for everyone!

The reading rooms are decorated with a “Landscape Poem,” filled with clouds, birds, leaves, flowers, and animals: all featuring hand-written poems. Kids are encouraged to add their own to the landscape.

The YRC will also host Saturday poetry story times on April 8th, 15th, and 22nd to celebrate the joy of reading poetry out loud. Kids of all ages are welcome at 11 AM at the Young Readers Center in Room G29 of the Jefferson Building. Come by to enjoy some poetry, learn something new, relax, and find some surprises!


  1. The Young Readers Center is a special place! It is a happy space filled with books to read and explore. Try to stop by the Young Readers Center during April and create a poem of your own!

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