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JANUARY 23, 2008
2008 Caldecott and Newbery Awards announced
As the Oscar nominees were announced yesterday, the American Library Association announced the 2008 Caldecott and Newbery medals known as the "Academy Awards" of children's literature. The Caldecott Medal, a prize for illustration, was given to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, while Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! written by Laura Amy Schlitz and illustrated by Robert Byrd, received the Newbery Medal for best-written children's book.

Find more information about The Invention of Hugo Cabret here and Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! here

Let us know what you think of the selections!

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posted by Bethany

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JANUARY 18, 2008
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Put on your party hat and come celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday! Now in its eleventh year, the National Education Association (NEA) sponsors Read Across America on Dr. Seuss’ birthday – officially celebrated on Monday, March 3, 2008. NEA's Read Across America seeks to motivate children to read more and master basic reading skills.

Drop by your local library for special children’s activities on March 1-4.

Arvada Library
Drop-in activities–Saturday, March 1
Belmar Library
Drop-in activities–Saturday, March 1
Columbine Library
Storytime at 11 a.m. with drop-in craft time from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - Saturday, March 1
Evergreen Library
Drop-in activities - Saturday, March 1
Standley Lake Library
Storytime at 10:30 a.m. and drop-in activities until 4 p.m. - Saturday, March 1
Conifer Library
Drop-in activities - Sunday, March 2
Edgewater Library
Drop-in activities - Monday, March 3
Lakewood Library
Special activities at 7 p.m. during the Family Storytime - Tuesday, March 4
Wheat Ridge Library
Storytime followed by a craft time at 11:30 a.m. - Tuesday, March 4

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