Category Archives: Awards

Child Imaginary Creatures Contest Winner

We had a great selection of entries from our April creative writing contest. Enjoy our favorite story from the children’s category. Congratulations to Eleanor Lindsay! The One and Only Fire Unicorn By Eleanor Lindsay Once there was a fire unicorn … Continue reading

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Adult Imaginary Creatures Contest Winner

We had a great selection of entries from our April creative writing contest. Enjoy our favorite story from the adult category. Congratulations to Erin Smith! Talons and Tales By Erin Smith Issagoth dreamed, and when it dreamed, it dreamed of … Continue reading

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ALA TV Day

It’s a big day, folks! For me, it started at 4am.  I can’t believe people get up this early on a regular basis, but, hey, some people have jobs that start early!  For Joe and Derek, and their guests, that … Continue reading

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Power of the Pen

On Saturday, I went to help judge a high school writing competition called Power of the Pen.  Schools from around the area sent teams of contestants, who competed on both an individual and team basis, in three rounds of 40-minute … Continue reading

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Caldecott & Newbery Contenders

Ok, here’s my stab at next week’s ALA Award Announcements.  I have short and long lists for both the Caldecott and Newbery Awards, hoping that some from the long list might be good contenders for other awards, like the Theodore … Continue reading

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