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Culturegrams is an online collection of reports about over 200 countries, written for upper-elementary school students and above. It provides statistics and information about each country's history, government, daily life and customs.

Hear national anthems, country name pronunciations, and the sounds of state birds. Includes photos, recipes, and interviews with children and adults from many different countries.

Whether you're a student writing a report or someone just interested in learning more about a particular country, Culturegrams is an excellent resource.
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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials prov…


Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Sing songs, read stories and enjoy a craft or activity. Geared toward children …


Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Burkhardt (1:00 PM)
Looking to diversify your reading interests· Join our book club! Enjoy a …


Today at Kettering (2:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Join us for an afternoon of tabletop fun! Check out why many say we're living in…


Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Monday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


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


Monday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Monday at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Wilmington (11:30 AM)
Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery!  A libraria…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…


Monday at Northmont (2:00 PM)
Have you ever wondered what all the fuss was about with an iPad·  Th…


Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Monday at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
Are you a maker·  Do you like to build things·  Do you l…


Monday at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a different game, craft, or a…


Monday at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…


Monday at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Learn how to create a PowerPoint slide presentation. Create slides, transitions,…


Monday at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Monday at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
And then the rains came...one of the most devastating disasters in America occu…


Monday at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Join us for an enjoyable evening of knitting!  All skill levels are welcom…


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tuesday at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
A special time just for toddlers to listen to stories and songs, socialize, buil…


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


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


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


Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…

           

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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