September 2, 2020 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Teen contributor shares some of the poetry that moves and inspires her and reminds us all that poetry can stir the soul.
March 23, 2020 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Librarian Lisa Krok discusses her professional title that helps teachers and librarians use novels in verse with teens.
November 21, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
The final post in my Crash Course series of books for younger readers looks at recent poetry collections.
March 15, 2017 by Karen Jensen, MLS
In the Teen MakerSpace at The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County (OH), we’re getting ready for National Poetry Month (April). We have a variety of activities that we will be hosting all month long in our makerspace using our materials to get teens thinking about and creating poetry. Some of our ideas […]
April 5, 2016 by Karen Jensen, MLS
I love poetry. In fact, I still have all my old high school notebooks full of my very bad angst filled poetry. Occasionally, I still even add a new poem. And since April is National Poetry Month, I wanted to find a way to combine some poetry activities with the new MakerSpace at The Public […]
May 15, 2014 by Karen Jensen, MLS
So I read, a lot. Sometimes 3 to 5 books a week. These are some books that I have read recently that I think are so spectacularly good that everyone should read them. Yes, that means you. Some of these you have heard me mention frequently on Twitter. Others, I have been holding my bubbling […]
April 18, 2014 by Karen Jensen, MLS
When you think outside the box . . . Poems about Pigasus appear!Not to mentionHoraceoptamus,Gargantauns,and all sorts ofmonkey business. You can snack on Greekwiches,build a pet robot, thendance with the Boogie Man. Fly the largest kite,sleight down thesteepest hill, and findall those aliensunder your bed! Anything can happenoutside the box. Now won’t you joinus for […]
April 10, 2014 by Karen Jensen, MLS
April is epically awesome for many things, but one of my favorites is the fact that it is National Poetry Month. I have journals full of my probably horrific and definitely embarrassing poems that I began writing in the early teen years but continue to write today. But there is a quick, easy and – […]
April 8, 2014 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Poetry is weird and hard. It’s confusing and vague and boring. Unless it’s not. Here are five easy entries to poetry for teens, in honor of National Poetry Month. 1. After The Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy It looks like realistic romantic teen fiction, it moves like realistic romantic teen fiction, it IS realistic romantic teen […]
December 5, 2013 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Whether it’s in conjunction with the winter holidays, Mother’s Day, or just for something fun, these simple activities are inexpensive, easy to put together, and provide each teen with a nice giftable item to take home. 1. Snack-in-a-Jar Photo credit:www.kids-cooking-activities.com/ There are innumerable variations on the in-a-jar theme, but the very simplest is […]
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