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The American Trails International Trails Symposium is in Dayton this year! DML created a list of local-interest books for visitors, but there's plenty for locals to discover as well! http://americantrails.org/ee/index.php/symposium/2017-DaytonReadingList It's read alikes time! Between now and 3:00, comment on this post with a book, author, or series that you like. If you want to add a sentence or two about why, even better. The read alikes librarian will reply with a suggestion of something else you might enjoy.

EDIT: Ok, it's 3:00, so I'm going to wrap up what's here already and then I'll have to move on to other things. Until next time, remember you can always reach me and the rest of the reading recommendations team through the Ask Me Anything form. http://bit.ly/2jIf8Ry

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


Today at Vandalia (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 an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage ear…


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


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us during Spring Recess to play Minecraft …


Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Let's learn the basics of how the computer works.  we will cover the fundam…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Come to the library to play games and make new friends! Snacks will be provided.…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…


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


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
What interests you· What kind of programs would you like to see the libra…


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Calling all otaku! Join other anime fans in grades 7-12 for our monthly anime cl…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Come play life size Pac-Man, Tic-Tac-Toe and other fun games!…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (12:00 AM)
Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday with a fun scavenger hunt in the children's area.…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (8:30 AM)
Managing your money while looking for a new job can be a real juggling act. Our …


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


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


Tomorrow at Vandalia (12:00 PM)
Finished Activity Sheets will be displayed on the Juvenile Bulletin Boards for a…


Tomorrow at East (12:00 PM)
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and come by the children's areas for activity shee…


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


Tomorrow at Vandalia (1:30 PM)
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks and fun as  we discuss the engag…

           

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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