Books, Books, Books
Program Goals: Students read a variety of genre and formats widely and deeply for personal growth, enjoyment and independent learning
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children.
ALA's Social Responsibility Round Table presents this award annually to authors or illustrators of African descent.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL), the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children's librarians and school library media specialists who are members of our sponsoring organizations.