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Mount Everest

In Search of Adventure

Did you ever just want to get away? Did you ever just want to climb Mount Everest? Well, maybe that second question is a stretch… but what if you could climb Mount Everest, or have a swashbuckling sword fight with a villain, or even be a secret Librarian whose mission it is to steal books from alternate realities?… Read more >

Poets, Let Spring Be Your Muse

If the saying, “April showers bring May flowers” is true, then we’re in for a spectacular spring this year! Check out some springtime poetry, plus new poems on the Poetry Sharing Page… Read more >

ladybug climbing on purple flower

Do You Haiku?

Red upon purple,
Lady bug creeps – silent, slow
Sweet lilacs blossom. 

See more haiku poetry and learn how to write haiku in celebration of National Poetry Month… Read more >

Maya Angelou

Google Honors Maya Angelou

Google is celebrating Maya Angelou’s birthday with a Google Doodle. She would have turned 90 years old this year. Listen to Maya Angelou and celebrities recite her poem “Still I Rise,” and learn about Google Doodles… Read more >

Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Inaugural Reading

Watch Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith’s inaugural reading. In this Library of Congress video, “Tracy K. Smith gave her inaugural reading as the 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. She was joined by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, who opened the event with an original poem.”  Read more >

playing cards

Who Will Win Game of Thrones?

Lady Stark cleans house, the zombie dragon flies south, and Queens Cersei and Daenerys finally face off. Let’s review the Season 7 finale and make even more predictions for next season! Read more >


Library Value Calculator

Use the library value calculator to find out the monetary value of your library usage, and share it with us. The Bloomfield libraries are committed to providing quality library services. We want to know how valuable the library is to you! Read more >