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A Banner Year

Monday, February 3, 2020

Towards the end of January, the American Library Association met in Philadelphia for its annual midwinter conference. Early on a Monday morning, the Youth Media Awards were revealed. Book lovers around the country watched the live webcast, some vying for prizes with unique pajamas and snacks, hoping their favorites might win. The honors and awards were given to a wide variety of authors and/or illustrators and the Library currently holds over 25 of the award-winning titles.

Alex Awards (available in both print and in the Cloud Library):

We also added four other Alex winners to our Cloud Library:

Kevin Henkes, whose books are perennially popular here at the Library received the Children’s Literature Legacy Award and Steve Sheinkin, another NYSL favorite, was granted the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

Look out on Instagram and in our monthly new book lists where we will reveal upcoming award-winning acquisitions in the Children’s and YA libraries. Did one of your treasured titles from 2019 win? Do you wish another recent read had been picked instead? We always enjoy chatting with you about stellar books, so drop by the Children’s Library to share your favorites with us!

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