Poetry fun at Waterville Library

Kenn Nesbitt, children’s book writer and poet, visits the Waterville Library on July 10. (Empire Press photo/Suzanne Robinson)


By Suzanne Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

The Waterville Library hosted Kenn Nesbitt for the children’s program called Poetry Fun on July 10.

Nesbitt is a published poet and children’s book writer who has traveled all over the world sharing his poems and books with thousands of children. His poetry is based on humor and entertainment which he says encourages children to read. He has also visited many schools throughout the state as well as other North Central Regional Library branches.

Nesbitt published his first collection of poems in 1994 and his first children’s book in 2001. He received the Children’s Poet Laureate Award from 2013-2015 and most recently his book “One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You Off to Sleep” was nominated for the 2019 Beehive Book Award by the Children’s Literature Association of Utah.

Nesbitt and his wife, who live in Spokane, will be traveling to Doha, Qater, in the Middle East in January to visit an American school so he can share his work there and hopefully make a few other stops.

His presentations are fun and exciting for children and they really do “get reading” his books.

Some of Nesbitt’s work may be found at the Waterville Library. For more information, visit his website at poetry4kids.com or his Facebook page.