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.
Early Closing: The Vigo County Public Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16 to welcome Julie Otsuka, award-winning author of the NEA Big Read 2018 Selection When the Emperor Was Divine. Julie will serve as the keynote speaker for this year’s NEA Big Read programming.
External Database Access Unavailable: Databases are currently available inside the Main Library and West Branch. External access to some databases is unavailable until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.