Heavy Medal: Mock Newbery Awards

We’ve just started staging our own mock Newbery awards, and it’s not too late to join in the fun! Have a voice in selecting our own winner of the 2013 John Newbery Medal, an award given annually for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. At these interactive sessions, you’ll discuss Newbery finalists and defend the book you feel is the “Heavy Medalist” of the year. You can explore some of the books that we will be reading with this list.  Library staff will facilitate the sessions along with Nancy Baumann, a local educator and previous Newbery committee member. We even have a discussion blog!

Sessions will be held at the Columbia Public Library on the following Wednesdays: September 26; October 10 and 24; November 7 and 28; and December 5 and 19. Kids in grades 4-7 are welcome. Register in person or by calling (573) 443-3161 to get started today!

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