The American Library Association’s Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) sponsors an award each year called the Newbery Medal, named for 18th-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually to the author of the “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”
Carrie Kienzle, former library director for the
The books, however, will be taking a short detour to the
Titles being considered by the Newbery Committee are secret until the award is announced, but they include books by very well-known authors in fantasy; gritty contemporary plots with teen protagonists; gentle tales of small town life with dogs; and even graphic novels. Lots of variety is ensured by the nomination of many new talented authors, but you will have to wait to know who. Visit www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia to learn more.
While the Apalachicola Municipal Library has not quite finished its automation project, and rolled out an AML website, it is still accessible online. Google “Apalachicola Municipal Library,” select the “librarytechnology” link and click on the online catalog. You will go to https://apalachicola.biblionix.com/atoz/catalog/ where you can browse the catalog. Placing reserves and renewing books requires the use of your patron number which you can request from us, since we have not yet started to issue cards.
This library, as I have written about before, has a space problem; as we add new books, and retain lots of classics and favorites, we are running out of book space. Anyone interested in expressing their opinion about various options is welcome to attend the library board meetings held the first Monday of each month at 5 p.m. here at
Caty Greene is the librarian for the