Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners

 The 2012 Newbery Medal winner is Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. 
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The 2012 Caldecott Medal winner is A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Libri READS" Open House

This past December the Wadsworth Library was awarded a BOOKS FOR CHILDREN matching grant from the Friends of Wadsworth Library and the Libri Foundation. Over 80 new fiction and non-fiction titles were gifted to the library! Please celebrate with us!

Thursday, January 26th from 6:30-7:30 pm

There will be a brief "ceremony"followed by Miss Sarah reading several of the new picture books, as well as a time for crafts and refreshments. Please join us, attendance is recorded and submitted to the grant foundation as part of our final report and we're hoping for a nice turn out!