Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Many of us recognize Dr. Seuss as an author who created engaging stories for beginning readers, and this award celebrates books that continue and improve on that tradition today. If you need a fun suggestion for a beginning reader, this list has some great ideas. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2018 Geisel Award Winner

Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder

Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks.

 

Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the Sibert Awards. The Sibert Award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children to the most distinguished informational book for children. 

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2018 Sibert Award Winner

Twelve Days in May Book Cover

 

Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the Coretta Scott King Awards. The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table have issued awards to outstanding African American authors and illustrators since 1970. 

To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Coretta Scott King Award. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

 

2018 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

Piecing me together by Renée Watson

Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

 

Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the John Newbery Award. The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Newbery for over 90 years for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. 

To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Newbery Medal Winner. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2018 Newbery Award Winner

Hello, universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.

 

The American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the Randolph Caldecott Award. This award goes to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

To find past award winners in our catalog or to check availability, do a title search for Caldecott Medal Winner. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2018 Caldecott Winner

Wolf in the snow by Matthew Cordell

When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home in this almost wordless celebration of empathy and compassion.

Celebrate Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week Poster with Animals

This year is the 99th anniversary of Children's Book Week. This celebration of children's and teen literature draws attention to the importance of good books for young people. This year, the program inspiration is "One World, Many Stories" and celebrations last from April 30 to May 6. 

Show your support of children's literature at the library during the week of April 30 to May 6. Come dressed as your favorite children's book character and take your picture with Thorndyke our library bear. Or stop by our Children's Reference Desk to pick up additional activities. #CBW18 

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American Girl Club

American Girl Star Logo

 

Join us as we discuss a different American Girl character or theme at each meeting, and enjoy crafts, games and activities. Celebrate a love of both historical and modern stories from all walks of life.

No prior knowledge of the books or character is needed. If you have an American Girl doll feel free to bring them, and a friend! This program is open to ages 8-12.

Registration required. Register for individual sessions by clicking the link below. 

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, June 26 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Summer Camp with Molly McIntire, 1944
Wednesday, July 24 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Space Camp with Luciana Vega, Girl of the Year 2018
Wednesday, August 21 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Truly Me: What kind of character would YOU be?

 

Did you miss our Home Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a storytime you can do at home.

 

From Storytime

In rhyming text, when the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma's house, it becomes clear that the house is much too small to hold them all, but there's still reason to celebrate.

 

Did you miss our Garden Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a can't-wait-for-spring storytime you can do at home.

 

From Storytime

Plants can't sit still by Rebecca E Hirsch

 

Did you miss our Construction Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a mighty storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

Mighty, mighty construction site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Told in rhyming text, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet--a massive building.

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