Rebecca Stead, author of “When You Reach Me” and Jerry Pinkney, illustrator of “The Lion & the Mouse,” are the 2010 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.
StoryTubes is the public library sponsored "two-minute or shorter" my favorite book online video contest. Entries will be accepted from January 20 through February 28, 2010. The contest is open to all, with prize awards available to young people entering kindergarten through high school.
Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox and illustrated by Lydia Monks was selected by New Hampshire children, from preschoolers to third graders, as the winner of the 2009 Ladybug Picture Book Award. There were 20,441 votes cast by children across the state this year at 149 voting sites.
This month the Young Adult Library Services Association announced the shortlists for two new book awards.
Have you always wanted to write a novel or short story? Check out the Monday Night Writers club, 6:30-9PM! The writers'
group welcomes new members and provides fiction writers a friendly and
supportive environment to share their work. Participants learn from
critiquing others and receive feedback on their own submissions.
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is made up of young adults between the ages of 12 and 19 years old. TAG members meet monthly and advise the Teen Services Librarian on how the library can serve teens better. If you are looking for ways to get involved with the library and have your voice heard, this is the group for you!