Saturday, July 30, 2016

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SummerFest!

The San Antonio Public Library is celebrating a summer of reading fun with a party we callSummerFest.  Readers (and listeners) of all ages – children, teens and adults – are invited.

Will there be party hats? Yes! Music? Yes! Stories? Yes! Refreshments? Yes! Surprises? You bet!

No matter which library branch you call home – join as at the Central Library on July 30 for this system-wide celebration.

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Book Awards & Medals

  • Batchelder Medal - The Batchelder Medal is awarded for a the most outstanding children's book translated into English for young American readers.
  • Belpré Award - Presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best celebrates the Latino experience in an outstanding work of literature for youth.
  • Bluebonnet Award - The children's choice award of Texas. Designed for grades three through six.
  • Caldecott Medal - Presented annually since 1938, the Caldecott Medal is presented to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book published in the previous year. The award is named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott.
  • Coretta Scott King Award - Presented annually to honor African-American authors and illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults.
  • Geisel Award - The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in the United States during the preceding year. The award is named for beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss.
  • Newbery Medal - The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It has been awarded annually since 1922 to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
  • Orbis Pictus Award - The Orbis Pictus Award recognizes outstanding nonfiction for children.
  • Rivera Award - The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award is sponsored by the College of Education, Texas State University.
  • Sibert Medal - First presented in 2001, the Sibert Medal goes to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book for children published in English during the preceding year. The award is named after Robert F. Sibert of Bound to Stay Bound Books.

 


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Databases

  • Biography Resource Center - This database integrates biographies from Gale Group sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to hand-picked web sites.
  • eLibrary Curriculum Edition - Curriculum and reference resource of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries to supplement instruction and research for English Language Arts, Social Studies, and more.
  • Kids Search - Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-8 and serves as an interface for searching across multiple databases.
  • Learning Express Library - Online academic and career practice tests. Areas covered include academic, such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT; basic skills, civil service, cosmetology, EMS, firefighter, GED, law enforcement, ASVAB, postal services, real estate, and U.S. citizenship.
  • Searchasaurus - Complete with erupting volcanoes, dinosaur guide and compass, Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching.
  • eLibrary Curriculum Edition - Curriculum and reference resource of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries to supplement instruction and research for English Language Arts, Social Studies, and more.
  • Learning Express Library - Reading skills improvement and practice tests for elementary and middle school level students.
  • Literature Resource Center - The LRC search interface provides access to more than 371,000 full text journal articles from more than 230 literary journals.
  • NoveList - NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles.

 

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