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Here are just a few highlights from this edition. Click the link below to learn more about them and find lots more. Check the deadlines for various contests and prepare for National Poetry Month with a new app.
See in New Ways
Destination Imagination invites elementary (K–5), middle (6–8), and secondary (9–12) students to participate in the Destination Imagination Video Contest. Their challenge is to create a 60-second video telling about a time when they were creative, curious, or courageous.
Support Digital Literacy in the Library
A report just released by the Aspen Institute’s Dialogue on Public Libraries asks us again to reconsider how the library can serve communities in the 21st century. “Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries” aims to capture the momentum and excitement of the innovations taking place in public libraries across the country, and the impact these are having on communities. The report asks: With all the new technologies and layered networks, what can be done beyond current advancements?
Shake a Poem on Your Phone
With the Poetry Foundation’s free POETRY mobile app for iOS and Android devices, users can take hundreds of poems by classic and contemporary poets with them wherever they go. From William Shakespeare to César Vallejo to Heather McHugh, the Poetry Foundation’s app turns a smartphone into a mobile poetry library.