The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is exhibiting the largest number of paintings ever assembled by Johannes Vermeer. You’re invited to write a poem to join in.
Poetry Prompt: Found in the Library
A delightful tale of finding and being found in the library. With a dash of amusement. Join author Callie Feyen and write your own library poem.
In Praise of Small Museums
London is famous for great museums, but it is the small museums, like one for Charles Dickens, that will steal your heart.
Pretty Close To ‘A’ — For Beverly Cleary
In honor of Beverly Cleary, author Callie Feyen reminisces about her first encounter with Newbery-award winner “Dear Mr. Henshaw.”
A Ritual to Read to Each Other: Reading Aloud
Join author Megan Willome as she enjoys reading aloud in the new column, A Ritual to Read to Each Other. This month, the gifts unique to audiobooks.
Libraries, Literacy and Love: Passing Books Across Generations
From teaching to sharing treasured books with her grandchildren, Mary Van Denend finds libraries — and love — at the heart of literacy.
Reader, Come Home: January’s Pages
Come learn the secrets of being a deep reader with author Megan Willome. And share your January pages for our monthy Reader, Come Home column.
The Children’s Storybook Garden (Arlington, Washington)
Bethany Rohde and her daughter Dot find creativity and community in the Children’s Storybook Garden in Arlington, Washington.
9 Ways to Include Libraries in Your Book Marketing Plan
When you plan for your book release, don’t overlook libraries in your book marketing plan. Working with libraries can be fun, fulfilling, and financially surprising.
The Best Buildings: Carnegie Library—Eureka Springs, Arkansas
The broad shoulders of a compact building donated by Andrew Carnegie rises from the bluffs of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. On its front: FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
The Best Buildings: Carnegie Libraries
From the open stacks to the creaking wood floors, Charity Singleton Craig recalls the “best buildings” of the Carnegie Library legacy.
T.S. Eliot at the British Library, Part 2
Collecting and annotating the poetry of a writer like T.S. Eliot is fraught with challenges and difficulties, not the least reason being Eliot himself editing his poems over time, or manuscripts of the same poem with variations. Listen to two editors who described the challenge at a British Library presentation.
Making Little Free Library No. 25, 001
A new Little Free Library in Michelle DeRusha’s Lincoln, NE, neighborhood brings out the dog-walkers, the amblers, the wanderers and the book lovers.
Take Your Poet to Work Day: Poet Treasure Hunt in the Library (Callie’s Story)
How did you spend Take Your Poet to Work Day? We want to know. Like this, from Callie Feyen. What a marvelous, ticklish, soul-jazz way to spend the day!
Top 8 “Poetry at Work” Sightings in New York City
Where have you seen poetry at work? Thanks to Nancy Franson and Michelle Ortega, we spotted Glynn Young’s “Poetry at Work” around New York City.
The Best in Poetry: This Month’s Top Ten Poetic Picks + Emily
Artful chocolate, famous punk authors, poetry in the supermarket, and how to not write a novel. It’s the best in poetry: our monthly Top Ten Poetic Picks.
Literary Tour: New York Public Library Children’s Book Exhibit
Just in time for Children’s Book Week, we visit the children’s book exhibit, The ABC of It, at the New York Public Library.
Library Hotel Picks a Poetry Garden Winner!
Who won the Poetry Garden poem pick at Library Hotel? Check it out (and see some of the other choices!)
Libraries and Living Books: Seattle Public Library
If words have the power to shape a child’s soul, and books are the carrier of those words, then the library, according to Kimberlee Conway Ireton, is a powerful place indeed.