STPLibrary Caldecott 75th Anniversary Celebration

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The St. Tammany Parish Library Children's Department is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott Medal given by the Association for Library Service to Children. Visit our library at www.sttammanylibrary.org.

Our Caldecott celebration was a huge success! Take a look at all of the beautiful art work that children from all over our parish contributed. You can also see some shots from our super fun gala event. Thank you to everyone who participated in our three month long celebration. Keep reading!

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STP LIBRARY MOCK CALDECOTT WINNER
The Children of St. Tammany Parish have spoken and their choice for the 2014 Caldecott is The Day the Crayons Quit written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Interestingly, Locomotive by Brian Floca, the Caldecott Medal winning book was our election’s second place! And, the next two runners up were named Caldecott Honor Books: Journey by Aaron Becker and Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle. Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner was also an Honor Book but even though he is one of our favorites, and this is a great book, this book didn’t make it to our nominee list. All of these books are available for check out at your St. Tammany Parish Library.

STP LIBRARY MOCK CALDECOTT WINNER

The Children of St. Tammany Parish have spoken and their choice for the 2014 Caldecott is The Day the Crayons Quit written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Interestingly, Locomotive by Brian Floca, the Caldecott Medal winning book was our election’s second place! And, the next two runners up were named Caldecott Honor Books: Journey by Aaron Becker and Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle. Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner was also an Honor Book but even though he is one of our favorites, and this is a great book, this book didn’t make it to our nominee list. All of these books are available for check out at your St. Tammany Parish Library.

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CALDECOTT READING CHALLENGE EXTENDED


Because the Library was closed on Friday and some participants might not have been able to enter all of their entries, we will extend the logging to Friday, January 31, 4:00PM.

Therefore, the drawing for prizes will be done at 4:01PM on Friday, January 31.

Prizes include: Kindle Fire HD and a copy of the 2014 Caldecott Medal award winning book.

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The 2014 Caldecott Medal goes to Locomotive by Brian Floca! It was on our list of nominees. The St. Tammany Parish Library Mock Caldecott winner will be announced shortly. Because we were closed on Friday, we have not received all of the ballots and we want every vote to count. For a list of all of the American Library Association Media Awards (Caldecott honor books, Newbery Award, Coretta Scott King Awards, etc.) see their press release.

The 2014 Caldecott Medal goes to Locomotive by Brian Floca! It was on our list of nominees. The St. Tammany Parish Library Mock Caldecott winner will be announced shortly. Because we were closed on Friday, we have not received all of the ballots and we want every vote to count. For a list of all of the American Library Association Media Awards (Caldecott honor books, Newbery Award, Coretta Scott King Awards, etc.) see their press release.

— 2 months ago
Caldecott Medal Art Gala revealed at Madisonville Library →
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STP LIBRARY CALDECOTT ART SHOW GUIDELINES AND ENTRY FORM. →

The Library will hold an art show and gala on Saturday, January 25, 1:00-4:00 at the Madisonville Branch Library to showcase artwork by children ages 3-11 that is inspired by Caldecott winning books. Art work may be submitted beginning January 2. For the complete guidelines and the required entry form, please stop by your local branch or download this pdf.

— 4 months ago
Starting on December 20, register for the Caldecott Reading Challenge. Children ages 3-11 read at least 15 Caldecott Medal winners or honor books to receive a prize. Keep track of your books online. Click on the star to register.

Starting on December 20, register for the Caldecott Reading Challenge. Children ages 3-11 read at least 15 Caldecott Medal winners or honor books to receive a prize. Keep track of your books online. Click on the star to register.

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January Art Classes and Open Art Studios

Schedule of Caldecott 75th Anniversary Programs

In January we are hosting guided lessons on art techniques used in Caldecott winning books. We are also hosting open art studios at various branch libraries. Children can drop in to any program so they can prepare artwork for the Art Gala in January.

Art Class

Mandeville        Saturday, January 11, 2:30-4

Bush                  Wednesday, January 15, 4-6

Causeway          Wednesday, January 15, 5-7

Slidell                Saturday, January 18, 2-4

Pearl River        Wednesday, January 23, 6:30-7:30

Lee Road                     Thursday, January 23, 4-5:30

OPEN STUDIOS

Covington         Thursday, January 2, 1-3

Madisonville     Saturday, January 11, 2-4

Abita Springs                  Wednesday, January 15, 4-5:30

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STPL Celebration

2013 is the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott Medal award. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. To celebrate the St. Tammany Parish Library is holding a Caldecott Reading Challenge and Art Gala for children ages 3-11. The celebration will begin in November and continue through January when the 2014 Caldecott Medal will be announced. Children can participate in three ways: “Learn!” by attending a library program, “Read!” by participating in the reading challenge and “Create!” by making a piece of art work for the Art Gala.

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Caldecott 75th Anniversary logo →

Take a look at this cool logo created by author/illustrator Brian Selznick. Can you guess the clues to each of the characters represented in the logo.

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