In the interest of preserving public health and limiting the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all of our Public Libraries are CLOSED Saturday, March 14 through Wednesday, April 15. The public is encouraged to take advantage of all the digital resources the Public Library offers online.
The due date for all items that are due between Saturday March 14 and Wednesday April 15 has been extended to Wednesday April 22.
Holds that are 'Ready for Pickup' will continue to be held for you through the first week after we reopen.
Holds that are 'In Transit' for you will be processed after we reopen.

Any library card that was due for a scheduled update during this period has been updated through May 1.
Assistance is available by phone during the closure Monday through Friday 10:00AM to 4:00 PM  For general information please call (505) 768-5141.  If you need assistance with your account or a library card please call (505) 768-5170.

Children's Literature Legacy Award

Annual award for lasting contribution to children's literature

Award History

Established in 1954, the Children's Literature Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. (American Library Association)

2018 Winner

The 2018 winner of the Children's Literature Legacy Award is
Jacqueline Woodson!

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2017 Winner

2017 Winner was Nikki Grimes

Winners Since 1990

List of winners since 1990

Since 1990, 13 authors have won the Children's Literature Legacy Award. While one book by that author is feautred below, the link will open the library catalog and list ALL books owned by ABQ-BernCo Libraries by that author.

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