90 Second Newbery

If you’re a budding film maker and know your award books, check out this contest from the New York Public Library. Make a short film that tells the story of a Newbery Award winning book in 90 seconds or less. The deadline is September 15, 2011 so you have awhile to think about this. (Talk to your parents before uploading anything online).
Check out this hilarious entry summarizing A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.

“A Wrinkle In Time” In 90 Seconds from James Kennedy on Vimeo.

Free Glee Bookmarks

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Get your free American Library Association Glee bookmark at the reference desk at the library!

Book Awards

The American Library Association has announced its book awards for 2010. (I’m sure you all had teachers who made you read a Newbery Award book when you were younger!) Click on any title to reserve it.

Printz Award: Best Book Written for Young Adults (Teenagers)

Margaret A. Edwards Award: Lifetime Achievement Award to an author of Young Adult (Teen) Literature
Sir Terry Pratchett

Alex Awards: Best Adult Books for Teenagers

Newbery Medal: Most Oustanding Children’s Book

Coretta Scott King (Author) Award: Outstanding Book for Children or Young Adults (Teens) written by an African-American Author

Pura Belpré (Author) Award: Best children’s books by a Latino Author which best exemplifies Latino culture.

Congratulations to all the winners!