How do I love my college library? Let me count the ways.
I love it to the depth and breadth and height
My shelf can reach, when reading late at night
To the ends of chapters, bookmarking my place…
National Poetry Day 2021
It’s National Poetry Day!
Again!? Gosh, didn’t that year go fast? Not that we are complaining here at SGS LibraryPlus+, because we love poetry! Every day should be National Poetry Day, if you ask us. And everyone should have to talk entirely in rhyme, and exclusively in metaphors and allusions…
…Probably for the best that we aren’t in charge of the country, eh?
But it’s definitely for the best that we are in charge of the library! Why? Well, plenty of reasons, of course, but today because we’ve put together a tonne of cool poetry related displays and activities that you can get involved with! Including –drumroll please– …
A Poetry Competition!
Our SGS LibraryPlus+ poetry competition is open to all SGS College students. To enter, write a poem on the theme of “Change”, no more than 1,000 words long, and submit your entry to us at firstname.lastname@example.org ! The deadline is October 22nd, so get your poem in before then to be in with a chance of winning our grand prize of a £10 Love2Shop voucher!
I Choose Poetry Because…
We are also reaching out to college staff and students to hear why you love poetry! Whether you read, write, or both, we want to know just what it is about poetry that makes you tick!
On site in our libraries, you can find “I choose poetry because…” slips to fill out and hand in, or you can hit us up on Teams, Twitter (@SGSLibraryPlus) , Instagram (@SGS_LibraryPlus), and email to tell why you choose poetry. We’ll be posting everyone’s responses across our social media throughout the day using the hashtags #100Poets, #NationalPoetryDay, and #ChooseAPoem, so go take a look!
Books, Books, Get Your Poetry Books!
If you want to read some poetry to help you get inspired, SGS LibrariesPlus+ have got you covered! We have loads of fantastic poetry books, from ancient to contemporary and everything in between!
Here’s a very small selection from our epic collection (and our sonnet collection, and our haiku collection, and our ballad collection …. you get the idea) to get you started!
Get In Touch
As always, please do get in contact with us by commenting here, messaging us on the SGS LibraryPlus+ Teams channel, dropping us an email at email@example.com, or on Twitter @SGSLibraryPlus and Instagram @SGS_LibraryPlus !