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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Today at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Bring your Tablets, iPhones or Androids devices in to get help downloading books…


Today at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …


Today at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people with little to no computer experience. Learn the mouse…


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


Today at Trotwood (4:00 PM)
Tweens and Teens will be able to program the library's Finch Robots to move, lig…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Teen knitters, crocheters, spinners, and needle workers of all levels invited. C…


Today at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …


Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.  Call us for the movie titles…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Jonathan Dayton, Israel Ludlow, James Wilkinson, Arthur St. Clair are the names …


Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and conversation. …


Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Bring the whole family for an evening building LEGO projects and playing board g…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


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


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Main (12:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Improve your research skills as we show you the best ways to find and evaluate i…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This class with give you some insight to the millions of google search results…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
Novice and expert crocheters, knitters and stitchers are welcome to come learn f…

           

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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