December 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - February 15, 2019, 5:00 PM @ GF Public Library
The Winter Reading Program in conjunction with UND Athletics kicks off on December 21st. The program is free and open to all children age two through eighth grade. No registration is needed, simply stop by the GF Public Children’s Library and pick up an activity sheet or download from this page, once the sheet is full bring it back and turn it in for a FREE mini basketball and a free ticket voucher to the Feb. 16th UND Women’s Basketball game. The last day to turn in activity sheets is Feb. 15th.
January 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ GF Public Library
Main Floor Seating Area
Each year since 1938, the Caldecott medal is awarded to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The 2019 Caldecott Medal winner will be announced on Monday, January 28th. The winning book will be selected by a committee of fifteen members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
The Grand Forks Public Library will host a Mock Caldecott program on Sunday, January 27. Presenters will discuss how picture books work, the selection process and criteria for the Caldecott Award, and how the illustrations are distinguished in three picture books that we consider top contenders for the 2019 Caldecott Award. There will also be Mock Caldecott group discussions of our three major contenders. At the end of the discussions, ballots will be cast to determine our medal winner.