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New CDs on order, available to be requested. Thursday, June 21st from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, join the Kettering-Moraine teen librarian and her friends in the Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble for a program of the ultimate golden oldies! These are the lively dance tunes and popular songs Shakespeare may have hummed as he penned Romeo and Juliet. All ages are welcome to attend.

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Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


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


Today at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Open Device Lab. Bring in your device and the technical staff can assist you wit…


Today at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


Today at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, and crafts for children ages 2-6 years old. No registrati…


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


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


Today at Huber Heights (10:30 AM)
Children ages 18 months - 3 years and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime…


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


Today at Main Library (11:00 AM)
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety …


Today at Northwest (11:30 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Madden Hills (11:30 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Northmont (12:00 PM)
Bring your lunch, listen to stories, and participate in a mystery activity. Dess…


Today at Northmont (12:00 PM)
Bring your lunch, join the book discussion, and participate in a mystery activit…


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


Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…


Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join us for an action packed time of health and wellness activities for grades K…


Today at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Tuesday: June 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m.   Learn historical facts and enjoy fu…


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


Today at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)
Did you know that astronauts play instruments in space· Learn about the i…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Miss Beth will demonstrate and teach a different dance to rock and roll music fr…


Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Bring a white T-Shirt, pillowcase, shoe strings, canvas bag, canvas shoes, canva…


Today at Main Library (2:00 PM)
Open LabNeed more practice after your class or need additional computer help&mid…


Today at Northmont (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Drop In is your opportunity to ge…


Today at Trotwood (2:30 PM)
Learn about amber fossils and create your own amber fossil magnet.…


Today at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Do you love history· Are you eager to learn more about this vital subjec…

           

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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