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2013 Newbery Awards!

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  This year, the award went to The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  The 3 honor books are:  Splendors and Glooms by Laura...

“Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat"

Saturday, March 2nd is Read Across America day!  In 1997, the National Education Association (NEA) urged for a special day to celebrate the joy of literature and reading throughout the United States, particularly for children and young adults.  So popular was this idea that it became a nationwide observance held every year on the birthday of Children’s author, Theodore Geissel, best known around the world as Dr. Seuss! Most schools and public libraries will celebrate this event all week long with books, games and activities.  Remember, "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." ~ Dr. Seuss

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2013 Caldecott Awards Announced!

This year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Award.  Named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, it is awarded annually to the artist / illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  This year’s award most deservedly went to Jon Klassen for This is Not My Hat. In addition, the illustrators of five books were chosen as Honor books.  They are: Peter Brown for Creepy Carrots, Jon Klassen for Extra Yarn, Laura Vaccaro Seeger for Green, David Small for One Cool Friend and Pamela Zagarenski for Sleep Like a Tiger.  Please share these outstanding examples of illustration and literature with your child the next time you visit the Library.  Congratulations to...

Upcoming Children's Department Events!

  To kick off  the shortest month of the year, we have 2 exciting events planned in the Children's Department.  This Saturday, February 2nd, is designated as "take your child to the Library" day.  Parents and children of all ages can have fun going on a Library scavenger hunt, completing crafts and having their face painted!  On Tuesday, February 5th, at 4:30 pm, children ages 3 - 12 can celebrate Black History month with board games and snacks!  Call 832-559-4235 for more information about any of our exciting programs!  * face painting from 2 - 3 pm only

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New Program - Family Storytime!

 This coming Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30 pm and every week after you can come to the Children's Department for a Family Storytime!  We guarantee fun for the whole family as you enjoy books (appropriate for ages 2 - 6), songs, fingerplays and a craft! Call 832.559.4235 for more information!

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