For librarians

For librarians

July 2014

Get a head start on National Poetry Day preparations and explore the new posters just up; or browse the new titles for July, including this extremely appropriate title from Christine De Luca;  or go all out for summer and print off all four of our new sunshine posters (a range of Scottish-appropriate variations on the theme, to cover all weather conditions).

What should I buy?

New pamphlets from Happenstance and Mariscat, a reissue of five classic war poets from Faber, not to mention two anthologies for doctors, a new Odyssey and a socking new collection from Robert Crawford.

Poetry for you to print

Four poster this month about sunshine and how it changes what you see.

National Poetry Day

The theme for this year's National Poetry Day, on Thursday 2 October, is REMEMBER. Memory, memorising, remembrance... an obvious WWI-friendly theme if you need it, but it'll work in other topics from reminiscence groups to revision techniques.

We've just put up the pdf posters of each poem on the poem postcards, so you can read the poems, see the card designs and download the posters from our National Poetry Day resources page.

Reader Development

The Carnegie Trust has published Speaking Volumes, a graphic poster based on research data to support the case for libraries across the UK playing a significant role in social, educational and economic wellbeing.