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Tomorrow at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (10:00 AM)
This class will cover the fundamentals of the computer and operating system. &nb…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful d…


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


Tomorrow at Wilmington (12:00 PM)
This class is designed for homeschooled Teens--age 13-18--who are interested in …


Tomorrow at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (12:30 PM)
Are you a Mahjong player or interested in learning· Mahjong (pronounced m…


Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
Are you ready to take your computer skills to the next level· Have you ev…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people with little to no computer experience. Learn the mouse…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Tomorrow at Kettering (2:00 PM)
Come join us for a family movie on the big screen. Fresh popcorn and juice will …


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


Tomorrow at Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


Tomorrow at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Learning to code has never been so much fun! All it takes is color to control th…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Come for some fun as we learn all about these big, spectacular birds:  thei…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


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


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Eat popcorn and enjoy this month's movie! …


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


Tomorrow at Brookville (6:00 PM)
Every year, participants in National Novel Writing Month attempt to complete a f…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.  Call us for the movie titles, and w…


Tomorrow at Kettering (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
There is a world of board games beyond Clue and Sorry! Please join us to play ol…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Learn the secrets of writing and publishing fantasy, horror, and science fiction…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Visit the lives of the people who are resting peacefully in Section 101 of Woodl…

           

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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