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The Main Library at daybreak. Photo taken by Andy Snow on 1/11/17. https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154057757961604/?type=3 The Dayton VA is partnering with the City of Dayton, Dayton Metro Library (Northwest Branch), DaytonGram, and Dayton.com to host a special exhibit featuring 150 years of the Dayton VA Medical Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/1518593998158237/

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


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


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


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


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Need more practice after your class or need additional computer help· &nb…


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


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


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


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 nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Brookville (12:00 PM)
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and educational activities. We'll have…


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


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Stop in after school for some crafting and creating!  We'll be making somet…


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


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Do you need to escape and just write·  Join us for this FREE program…


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Do you like watching Dan and Phil· What about DanDTM or Pewdiepie·…


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Play with your friends on the Xbox One! Explore different games each month!…


Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Stop by Thursday afternoons for some relaxing fun.  Play a board game, work…


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…


Today at Main (4:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …


Today at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the lib…


Today at Trotwood (5:00 PM)
This math challenge glows in the dark! We will use glow sticks to create geometr…


Today at Brookville (5:30 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


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


Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Historian Leslie Arendt explains the forces such as social mores, technology, an…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Charles Nick from The Wright Cup will teach how to make the perfect cup of coffe…


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Spend time playing and chatting with Ms. Becky in the Story Corner.  We'll …

           

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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