It's January and that means one thing at the : Poetry Month. This year's theme is Poet-Tree Down Under, and library staff are hoping a lot of local children in kindergarten through fifth grade join the celebration.
These children are encouraged to compose an original poem and bring it to either the Main Library of any time before Jan. 31. Upon delivering their poem, children receive a free book of poetry.
Library staff decided to add a little fun to Poetry Month by creating a contest. The school with the highest per capita poem-writing participation will win the large Library Kangaroo for its library.
As part of the month, the library is hosting a free "Poet-Tree and Pizza" open mic even on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. Children and their parents are invited to listen as the budding poets read their pieces. Reservations are required.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call the Children’s Desk at (650) 558-7400, ext. 3.