Library Display | National Poetry Month

One of my favorite parts of being a librarian is doing book displays at my library! Here on my blog, I love sharing the behind the scenes of my displays, including everything you need to recreate the displays. If you’re a library worker, teacher, or bookseller, feel free to use this to make a display of your own!

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About the display

Hi friends! April is National Poetry Month here in the US, and I always love doing a display for this month. This month is actually pretty versatile in terms of display opportunities–you can include poetry books & collections, books in verse, or even just books about poets.

Poetry is so great to recommend to teen readers for lots of reasons. Poetry books or books in verse are often a lot shorter than traditional prose YA, and I know a lot of younger readers can be intimidated by thick, long books. Poetry & books in verse are also really great for those who are trying to get into reading and don’t know where to start.

If you’re doing a National Poetry Month display, make sure you are highlighting queer and BIPOC poets! There are so many incredible ones out there that are often left out of poetry education.

suggested books to include

(Alphabetical by author or editor)

This list is just a small selection; there are so many other incredible poetry collections, books in verse, and books about poets!

If you use my display ideas, I’d love to see pictures! Please tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can see them.

Happy reading! Ari

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