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Earlier this morning, the American Library Association released its list of Youth Media Award winners! 

Here are some of the more popular awards for children: 

John Newbery Medal

The most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Hello, Universe written by Erin Entrada Kelly

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Another year has come and gone. Our staff has been thinking back on all of the incredible books that came out in 2017. Here is a sampling of the books that we loved this year.

Favorite Staff Picks:

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Windows by Julia Denos (Illus. by E.B. Goodale)
Find this book at your library

Picture Book. This quietly lovely book follows a little boy who could easily be a slightly older Peter from The Snowy Day as he walks his dog through the neighborhood at twilight.  (Preschool - Early Elementary)

Recommended by: 
Pam, Collection Management Librarian
Barbara, Libbie Mill Library
Amy, Tuckahoe Library
Hayley, Twin Hickory Library

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b2ap3_thumbnail_src-trophy.pngIt's time to announce the winners of this year's Elementary School Trophy Challenge

Congratulations to these schools!

Fairfield

Gayton

Glen Allen

Harvie Gayton Glen Allen

Libbie Mill

North Park

Sandston

Crestview Laburnum Seven Pines

Tuckahoe

Twin Hickory

Varina

Davis Kaechele Mehfoud

The complete standings can be seen here.

Thank you to everyone who participated. We hope you read some great books, enjoyed a few library programs and had a great summer. Good luck during with school this year!  

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b2ap3_thumbnail_src-trophy.pngThis is the last Elementary School Trophy Challenge update before we announce the winners! 

How is your school doing? 

Fairfield

Gayton

Glen Allen

Adams Gayton Glen Allen

Libbie Mill

North Park

Sandston

Crestview Laburnum Seven Pines

Tuckahoe

Twin Hickory

Varina

Davis Kaechele Mehfoud

The complete standings can be seen here.

There are still a few weeks left in the challenge so be sure to log how many days you read and the library programs you attend.

We will post the winners in a few weeks! Who will they be? Stay tuned! 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_src-trophy.pngWe're in the last month of the Summer Reading Club so there are a few more weeks left in the Elementary School Trophy Challenge! It's time for an update!

How is your school doing? 

Fairfield

Gayton

Glen Allen

Adams Gayton Glen Allen

Libbie Mill

North Park

Sandston

Crestview Laburnum Seven Pines

Tuckahoe

Twin Hickory

Varina

Davis Kaechele Mehfoud

The complete standings can be seen here.

There are still a few left in the challenge so be sure to log how many days you read and the library programs you attend.

We will post the next update in a few weeks! Who will be leading then? Stay tuned!