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100 Years of the Newbery Medal! Submit your ideas!

This year, the Newbery Award turns 100!

For 100 years, the Newbery Medal has been awarded to an author for contributions to American literature for children.

Kids, imagine you’re on the Newbery Committee. Which 2021 book published by an American author will you choose? Learn more about how the books are chosen by visiting

Visit a branch to cast a ballot by December 8th. You can also write a review with a photo of you and your Newbery contender! You can even send a video clip if you prefer. Send pictures, reviews, and video clips to us in a direct message on social media (@solanolibrary) or email your submissions to

Register via for a special book chat on Zoom with Children’s Librarians on Wednesday, December 8th at 4:00 pm. You will be sent a link to join.

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