Instead of our normal Tuesday Book Review, this week we are going to have our first YA Showcase. It can be a poem, short story, or anything that our of OPPL's teens create on their own. If you want one of your own creations on the Library Blog, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our first YA Showcase is a poem writing by Mallory Kaul, a 13 year old patron of the West Monroe Library.
Surround me with books, love,
And ready me for life.
It’ll break all the tension you could cut with a knife.
To pass these hours,
One about family, and love, and flowers.
Write me a book, dear,
So that I may learn,
And hate or joy I shall discern.
Lend me a book, angel,
And my mind you’ll feed.
For knowledge and words are all that I need