April is Poetry Month!

We love poetry here at the library, and our staff have spent the month sharing some of our favorites with you! Here is Sara (and her dog Cooper), sharing some of their favorites for kids from The Pet Project: Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses, by Lisa Wheeler. Be sure to check out the library’s Facebook Page to find more of our wonderful staff reading their favorite poems!

Were you inspired? Write a poem about your favorite animal (or anything else), and share it at our Annual All Ages Poetry Slam! Our youngest poet ever was about 5; our oldest poet spent the evening of her 90th birthday at one of our Slams!

We may not be able to gather in the library this year, but we’ll be getting together on Zoom to share our poetry and, as ever, to vote on our favorite poems read that night!

How to Participate

There will be two categories: one for written submissions, and one for poems read LIVE on Zoom! If you are interested in sending a written submission, please email your poem, its title, and your name to Sara at  sdempster@chelmsfordlibrary.org. And if you’d like to participate in or watch the live poetry slam, be sure to sign up here! When you register, please email us with your name and the title of your poem so that we can add it to the program.