"Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock."
Did you know that "Hickory, Dickory, Dock," other nursey rhymes, and even many children's songs such as the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" are also poems? April is one of my favorite months of the year because it's National Poetry Month, a time when we focus on appreciating poetry in its many, many forms.
This year, the entire Main Library, including the Children's Room, is going to be celebrating Poetry Month in a variety of ways.
Climbing up the stairs in the building to get some exercise and/or to get to another part of the library? Don't forget to look at the stairs as you climb them and read our staircase poems!
Have you ever seen a poem that is written in the shape of the poem's subject? These are called "concrete poems" and lots of our favorites, like poems from the book, "A Poke in the I," will be on display throughout the building.
So, visit us, take a tour, make a rhyme and sing a song! You'll be happy you did. The Main Library is located at 125 14th St. and the Children's Room is in the basement of the building.