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Celebrate Walt Whitman

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Commemorative stamp of Walt Whitman

May 31, 2019, marks the 200th birthday of one of the most celebrated poets of all time — Walt Whitman. There are tons of programming opportunities for both National Poetry Month (April) and beyond, so let's jump in.

Community Reading of Favorite Poems

Feel free to steal my library's program! We are having a Community Reading of Favorite Poems, an event based on former Poet Laureate Robert Pinksy’s favorite poem project.

A Poem a Day

Hand holding paper with poem written on it

Short on time and money, we found a quick and inexpensive way to celebrate National Poetry Month: offering patrons a poem to take home every day in the month of April.

We created a large display table with books, DVDs and other materials for all ages, and we displayed free signs from the Poetry Foundation. We also created a sign that read, “Don’t forget to get your poem a day!” 

Galena LitFest

Galena LitFest authors

Galena LitFest is a daylong event that seeks to elevate literary culture in the area and beyond. Throughout the day we showcase local authors, host writers' workshops and coordinate presentations.

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