Winter is upon us once again. Ice is slippery, take heed! Newly fallen snow beautifies. The books are waiting, Evening hot chocolate calls, Read to your heart’s content!  Sarah Duffy, Library Assistant

Library “Chain Verse”

Summer at the lake Lake of dreams Dreams of paradise Paradise sky Sky full of stars Stars in my eyes Eyes of darkness Darkness before dawn Dawn over the Kennebec Kennebec County wildflowers Wildflowers across America America America America the beautiful Beautiful mystery Mystery woman Woman of the inner sea Sea glass Glass castle Castle in the sky Sky so close Close your eyes, hold hands Hands that are not there There goes Maine! Maine and her people

Change of Seasons

C     Cranberry autumn H  Here comes spring, and summer and fall and winter A  Applesauce season N  Night season G  Goodbye season E  Eastern sun, winter moon O  Off season F   Friend for all seasons S   Season of gifts E   Every autumn comes the bear A   Animals in winter S   Season of angels O   Out and about N   Now it is winter S   Season for singing All of the above titles are available through the Gardiner Public Library.  Click on the title to check on the availability of each title.

Dr. Seuss – A Poem From The Shelves

The following “poem” uses only titles written by Dr. Seuss!  Enjoy! My Many Colored Days I Am Not Going To Get Up Today Daisy-Head Mayzie Because A Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!! Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? Wacky Wednesday Horton Hatches The Egg Green Eggs And Ham Ten Apples Up On Top The Butter Battle Book Scrambled Eggs Super! I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! The Shape Of Me And Other Stuff I Can Draw It Myself I Can Read …

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April is Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month—hope you’ve stopped by to see our “Poet-tree” at the main desk! Even for avid readers, poetry is often thought of as being hard to read or understand. I’ll admit it’s been a while since I’ve read a poem. But being the word nerd that I am, I thought I’d share some of my favorites.   My grandmother gave me Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses when I was a little girl. I was enthralled by the beautifully detailed illustrations and quickly became enamored with the way the words flowed. It’s quite possible that …

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Elisabeth Ogilvie – A Poem From The Shelves

Poetry from the shelves!  The following poem uses only titles by Maine author, Elisabeth Ogilvie. Enjoy! The Fabulous Year The Day Before Winter When The Music Stopped The Young Islanders The Silent Ones Weep And Know Why The Road To Nowhere Where The Lost Aprils Are There May Be Heaven The World Of Jennie G. Call Home The Heart Jennie About To Be The Dreaming Swimmer The Face Of Innocence Image Of A Lover A Dancer In Yellow The Dawning Of The Day Strawberries In The Sea High Tide At Noon Ceiling Of Amber Waters On A Starry Night A …

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