Kids + Poems!

Kids + Poems!

Monday, April 24th to Sunday, April 30th

The Skaneateles Library is inviting Waterman students and our local businesses to support literacy and the love of reading! April is National Poetry Month, and the library – in collaboration with Waterman Primary School – will be sponsoring Poem in Your Pocket Week.

Each child in grades K-2 will be given a short poem at school to practice at home. During Poem in Your Pocket Week, students are invited to read their poems to staff members at participating businesses in Skaneateles any time during their open hours. The children will then receive a small prize or treat from the business to thank them for sharing.

We encourage Waterman kids and families to visit as many of the participating businesses as they like during Poem in Your Pocket Week. Visit one or visit them all, whatever fits into your schedule. And we hope you’ll stop by the library as well – we can’t wait to hear our students read their poems!

Based on Poem in Your Pocket Day started by the City of New York in 2002 and taken national by the Academy of American Poets in 2009, Poem in Your Pocket Week will give students a fun way to practice reading aloud. Kids are naturals at both rhyming and performing, so we think they’re the perfect ambassadors for poetry!

Participating Businesses

1st National Gifts - 2 East Genesee Street

Aristocats & Dogs - 62 East Genesee Street

Bijou Hair Salon - 6 Jordan Street

Chamber of Commerce Office - 22 Jordan Street

Emma James Boutique - 3 East Genesee Street

Finger Lakes Realty Partners - 44 East Genesee Street

F. Oliver’s - 4 Jordan Street

Infused! - 37 Fennel Street

Mid-Lakes Navigation - 11 Jordan Street

Pomodoro - 61 East Genesee Street

Rhubarb Kitchen & Garden Shop - 59 East Genesee Street

Roland’s - 14 East Genesee Street

Skaneateles Library - 49 East Genesee Street

Town of Skaneateles Office - 24 Jordan Street

Village of Skaneateles Office - 26 Fennell Street

 Williams Realty - 13 East Genesee Street

 YMCA-Customer Service Desk - 97 State Street Road