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Rangeley Public Library celebrates National Poetry Month

RANGELEY - Visit the Rangeley Public Library and check out our display of national and local poets as we celebrate National Poetry Month in April. With a mixture of classical and contemporary poets, the library has an extensive collection to offer.

National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals. The Academy of American Poets has led this initiative from its inception in 1996 and along the way has enlisted a variety of government agencies and officials, educational leaders, publishers, sponsors, poets, and arts organizations to help.

In other news, the Rangeley Public Library has started a blog. The diary type entries will feature short quirky paragraphs on information trends and library events. The blog may be accessed by clicking on the “Library Blog” link on the home web page at

A blog is a type of website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.

For more info, contact: Martin Gagnon, director at Rangeley Public Library.

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