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.
Construction Alert: Effective Wednesday, July 19, the parking lot entrances on Poplar Street will be closed. The parking lot is accessible via Walnut Street. Visitors to the Main Branch can enter the building through both the Walnut and Poplar lobby doors. Thank you for your patience as we complete construction.