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Today at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Today at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Stories, songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays for children 18-35 months with a…


Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow children's love of learning. This is an early liter…


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …


Today at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Madden Hills (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Electra Doren (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Burkhardt (10:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Miami Twp. (10:45 AM)
Stories and songs for children ages 3-5 years with an adult caregiver.…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage ear…


Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers. …


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes! Mix up some colorful pancake batter and make art o…


Today at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Get help with homework assignments.  Laptops will be available for students…


Today at Northmont (4:45 PM)
This is a no-sew kid friendly craft for those in grades 4th-8th.  Materials…


Today at W. Carrollton (5:00 PM)
Does your child need practice reading·  Come to this monthly program…


Tomorrow at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayt…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…

           

Dayton Metro Children's Librarians Select Mock Newbery & Caldecott Winners

Many have seen the gold and silver medals affixed to children’s books but few really know what they mean or who selects which books receive medals. Every year the American Library Association (ALA) awards the prestigious Caldecott and Newbery medals for distinguished illustrations and writing in children's literature.  The Randolph Caldecott Medal, established in 1937, recognizes distinguished illustrations in an American picture book.  The John Newbery Medal, established in 1922, is awarded to an author with the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  Children, parents, care givers, and teachers can be assured that a Newbery or Caldecott book is top quality.

Prior to the actual awarding of the medals in January, the children’s librarians from all of Dayton Metro Library meet in December to hold their own Mock Newbery/Caldecott discussions and select the most distinguished books for children. This year the children’s librarians selected the following 2013 titles as their choices for this year’s awards.

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Mock Caldecott Award

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Mock Newbery Award

The ALA award ceremony will be held on Monday, January 27th at 8am.  You may watch the ceremony live on the ALA’s webcast of the event.

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