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Wiggle Worms Storytime
Today at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
"Sticks and Stones" - Decorate sticks and stones for public art, your garden, or…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

LEGO Club
Today at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Have fun with our bricks and make some new friends at our monthly club. Ages 5-9…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Raspberry Pi Adventures: Magic 8 Ball
Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
In this workshop, we will build a Magic 8 Ball using a Raspberry Pi, a Sense HAT…

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Email Basics
Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

Downloadable: All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…

Facebook Functions + Security
Today at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Learn how to create a Facebook account and learn more about the function and sec…

Mysteries Under Discussion
Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Adult GED Classes
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
"Sticks and Stones" - Decorate sticks and stones for public art, your garden, or…

Get Outside Book Club Kick-Off Party!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (1:00 PM)
Join Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks for nature stories and outd…

Grants 101
Tomorrow at Belmont (2:00 PM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged wit…

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

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

Teen Library Council
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Come and join the Teen Library Council (TLC). The Teen Library Council meets to …

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Coloring Fun!
Thursday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Job Seekers- Resumes That Get Attention
Thursday at Miami Twp. (8:30 AM)
Presenting yourself well on paper can be a big challenge for job seekers.  …

Afternoon Book Club
Thursday at Vandalia (1:30 PM)
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks and fun!  Books will be availabl…

Email Basics for Senior Citizens
Thursday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

One on One Computer Classes
Thursday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Instant Recess
Thursday at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Refresh, rejuvenate and just have fun with a 10 minute break to stretch your mus…

Teen Anime Club
Thursday at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Come hang with us otaku-style! Watch an assortment of anime, learn about Japanes…

           

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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