Recommended App of the Week

iFName:  iF Poems APP

Compatible with: iPhone and iPad. Requires iOS 4.30 or later.

This app contains over 250 classic poems by literary greats including:  Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare, A.A. Milne, William Butler Yeats, and Walt Whitman.  The collective poems are categorized by age ranges for children 0-6, 7-12, or 13 and above.  Bedtimes poems are great for the younger kids, though most poems are geared for school-aged children.iF Poems categories

With this app, users can do many things.  They can record themselves reading a poem, e-mail the poem to themselves or friends (including their recorded poem), tap any word within a poem to find its dictionary definition on the screen, save their favorite poems to “Favorites” page, and search by title, author, category (growing up, humor, love & friendship, bedtime, to name a few), first line or any word within the poem.  The app also provides brief biographies of poets as well.  One of the best features is the audible readings of poems by stars such as Bill Nighy and Helena Bonham Carter.iF Poems Poem

$.99

Recommended for school-aged children to adults.

(Vanessa, Davis Library)

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