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.

Newbery Award Books

Recent and past Newbery Award winners. The Newbery Medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished American children's book of the previous year.

The Newbery Award

The Newbery Award

The Newbery Medal is awarded each year to the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. The purpose of the Newbery Medal is to encourage original creative work in the field of books for children.

The first Newbery Medal was awarded in 1922. The Newbery Medal is an award for writing and goes to the book's author. The medal is named in honor of the 18th century English bookseller John Newbery.

The Newbery Medal is awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children which is a division of the American Library Association. For more information visit the ALSC webpage for the Newbery Medal.

 

This Year's Winner

The 2020 Newbery Award winner is:

This Year's Honor Books

Four honor books were selected:

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Newbery Award was the first major children's book award in the world and was first awarded in 1922.

The Award usually goes to a story, but once it has been awarded to a book of plays, twice it has been awarded to a book of poetry, five times it has been awarded to a biography (the true story of someone's life) and the very first Newbery Award was awarded to a history book.

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