Calling all summer students!  National Public Radio (NPR) and the Tyler Libraries have a challenge for you!  Can you turn your summer memories into poetry?  More specifically, can you turn your memories of  things like vacation, barbeques, camping, hot days, or swimming pools into a haiku?  To get us started, I’ll give it a try:

Mosquitoes buzz near
I turn over on my bunk
Dreaming of campfires

I’ll admit it, I’m no poet! But writing haiku fun for even the worst poets like me!

Want to learn more about the summer haiku challenge from NPR?  Visit NPR’s website: Summer Memories: Share Yours As A Haiku at 

If you submit your haiku and it is picked, poet Kwame Alexander may read it on air!  The Tyler Libraries are huge fans of Kwame Alexander!  We have several of his titles available in the Tyler Libraries!  And here is another chance for me to post the picture I have with him (from 2017!)

Kwame and Molli

We have the following Kwame Alexander Titles:


Midlothian Campus Library   Circulating Collection   PZ7.5.A44 Bo 2016 







The CrossoverThe Crossover 

Chester and Midlothian Circulating Collection PZ7.5.A44 Cr 2014 







swing book coverSwing

Chester Campus Library   Popular Reading Collection   PZ7.5.A44 Sw 2018

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