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April Displays

by Anna Sewell on April 2nd, 2014

The Library has several new displays this month… Stop by and check them out!

poetryThe National Poetry Month display is located next to the Help Desk on the first floor.  Staff are keeping it stocked with a good variety of new and classic poetry.  You can also celebrate National Poetry Month by coming to Meeting Room A on Tuesday, April 8, from 12-1:00 p.m. to hear The Read Aloud group from Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center read some of their favorite poems.

YAWe have a new display of Young Adult books in the Gallery area on the first floor, One Read Fits All.  ICPL staff members love YA books!  Our 2012 and 2013 picks for Book of the Year were both YA books, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park.  Come check out some of our other favorites.  You can always find more in the Young Adult collection on the Library’s second floor.

Book Madness is still going strong, and we’re down to the Final Four:

  1. Harry Potter vs. Shel Silverstein poems
  2. Pigeon books by Mo Willems vs. Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish
  3. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins vs. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  4. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris vs. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Stop by before the end of the day on Saturday to vote for your favorites!

rainy dayAre you tired of this dreary weather? Come to the Library’s second floor and check out our Things to Do on a Rainy Day display to help inspire you to have fun indoors.  We’re keeping this filled with books about games, crafts, cooking, baking, organizing, indoor gardening, drawing, and so much more!

Stay tuned for a display from the Digital History Project on April 22.  We’ll have photos from the Digital History Project’s scanning days.  We will also have books about genealogy and family archive preservation on a display nearby that will be available for check-out.