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Libraries: Poems for Kids


April 01, 2018


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The following poems about libraries, librarians, and the joys of reading are appropriate for young people.

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"There is no frigate like a book (1263)" by Emily Dickinson
There is no Frigate like a Book...

"My First Memory (of Librarians)" by Nikki Giovanni
This is my first memory...

"The Congressional Library [excerpt]" by Amy Lowell
Where else in all America are we so symbolized...

"Hearing of Alia Muhammed Baker's Stroke" by Philip Metres
How a Basra librarian...

"Elegy" by Jill Osier
Not every day but most days that summer...

"Don't Go Into the Library" by Alberto Ríos
The library is dangerous...

"Chance" by Molly Peacock
may favor obscure brainy aptitudes in you...
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"In the Library" by Charles Simic
There's a book called...

"Eating Poetry" by Mark Strand
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth...

Shut Not Your Doors to Me Proud Libraries” by Walt Whitman
Shut not your doors to me, proud libraries…

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