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2018 Caldecott Medal

The 2018 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book has been awarded to Wolf in the Snow, illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell.

The 2018 Honor Books are:
Big Cat, Little Cat, illustrated and writeen by Elisha Cooper
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes
A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi
Grand Canyon, illustrated and written by Jason Chin

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2018 Newbery Medal

The 2018 Newbery Medal winner for excellence in children's literature is Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. 

2018 Honor books are: 
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James
Long Way Down, written by Jason Reynolds
Piecing Me Together, written by Renée Watson

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Seusstacular Stations

Bring your friends, family, mom, and pop, and explore Seussical stations that are sure to spark every imagination! For ages 3-8.

Prairie West Branch: Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (storytime at 10:30) & Sunday, March 4, 1-4 p.m.

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Wee Read and Explore

Engage your child in early learning games and activities inspired by picture books. For children ages 3 to 6. 

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STEM - Chemistry with Gary Healy

Explore science, technology, engineering and math with hands-on activities. Learn about water in this two part series. For grades 3 to 5. No registration required.

Downtown Library: Tuesdays, February 13 & 27, 4-5 p.m. 

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Winter Reading Program

Keep reading over Winter Break and earn prizes with our Winter Reading Program. Log your reading online or pickup a paper bingo card at any branch library.

December 15-February 28.

How does it work?
Adults can participate, too!