"In a old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines... Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â the smallest one was Madeline."Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
April 27th is the 109th birthday of Ludwig Bemelmans, author of the Madeline books!Â Ludwig BemelmansÂ was born in 1898 in the Austrian Tyrol and came to the United States in 1914. He wroteÂ six books about Madeline, all of which are available through the Olathe Public Library.
Okay, so I made that up. This weekÂ is actuallyÂ both National Library Week and Young People's Poetry Week. To celebrate, here's a poem about libraries!
The biggest Surprise On the library shelf Is when you suddenly Find youself Inside a book - (The hidden you) You wonder how The author knew. by Beverly McLoughland