2013 Missouri Building Block Winner Announced!

picture of the bookPete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons,” written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean, captured 4,494 votes and was named the winner of the 2013 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award!

This award is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri’s public libraries, and almost 22,000 Missouri children voted this year. In at second place is “It’s a Tiger!” written by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Jeremy Tankard with 3,200 votes. “Cat Secrets” by Jef Czekaj narrowly captured third place with 2,625 votes.

Earlier this month, voters from DBRL were in tune with the rest of Missouri children and picked the same winner!

2013 Building Block Picture Book Award: Local Winner

Book cover for Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy ButtonsThe votes for our library have been tallied, and our local pick for the 2013 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award is…(drum roll):

Pete The Cat And His Four Groovy Buttons” by Eric Litwin.

Revisit our blog post on this book and see activities related to Pete! If you want more Pete the Cat, check out these books. Check back in February for the state-wide winner!

Summer Reading Winners Announced!

A new addition to Summer Reading this year was a special prize drawing for kids aged 5 to 12 who completed the program by August 3. We had a large number of finishers! Congratulations to all the winners!Dig-Into-animals

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2013 Summer Reading Bookmark Contest Winners


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A group of very talented kids and teens created bookmarks to promote our upcoming Summer Reading program. The teen theme this year is “Beneath the Surface” and the kids’ theme is “Dig into Reading.” See the 2013 winners, and be sure to pick up a bookmark when you visit the library!