Monday, January 10, 2011

2011 Book Awards have been announced!

The winners of the 2011 book awards were announced this morning!

The Caldecott Medal for illustration was awarded to
A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead

and Honors went to Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier and Interrupting Chicken illustrated by David Ezra Stein

The Newbery Medal for outstanding youth literature was awarded to
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool,
and honors went to Dark Emperor and Other poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia, and Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

The winner of the Printz Award (for Excelllence in YA Literature) is

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
and honors to Stolen by Lucy Christopher, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick, and Nothing by Janne Teller

Click on any of the titles to place a hold!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January Closures

All the county Libraries will be closed on January 17 for Martin Luther King Day, and on January 31 for a staff day. Book Drops will be open, and our website is available 24/7/365!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2011! We have some fun stuff going on in January, so be sure to mark your calendars.
Monday Nights will be fun: on Jan. 10 we will host a Magic Show, and on Jan. 24 a Puppet Show. Both shows start at 7:00pm, so you won't want to be late!
We are also starting Storytimes again on Jan. 19 and 20, at 10:15, 11:15, and 1:15 (both days)
The Music, Music, Music and Spanish Immersion Playtimes are starting up again as well, on Monday and Tuesday mornings at 11:00. Registration is required for both programs, and you can sign up on our website.