Posts in “awards” (22)

You'll have to excuse me today, I'm a little tired after watching this weekend's wild awards ceremonies. And no, I don't mean The Oscars (although, #envelopegate would get my… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 27, 2017   

The Academy Awards, also referred to as the Oscars, will be broadcast on Sunday, February 26. This is the biggest night of the year in my household. We host a party every year and have a blast… continue reading

By Jen W.   February 22, 2017   

We here at the Free Library, along with Drexel University, love to celebrate and honor our local partners who are dedicated to promoting high-quality children’s literature and… continue reading

By Sarah S.   November 1, 2016    4

Jerry Pinkney is a rock star. His fans tend to be of the toddler-variety, but he has legions of older die-hard devotees of his work as well—mostly parents, nannies, and a lot of… continue reading

By Chris B.   July 19, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant that will allow it to establish a new type of programming endowment – a… continue reading

By Kate C.   January 7, 2016   

On Monday, January 4, the Library of Congress (along with the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader ) announced a new National Ambassador for Young People’s… continue reading

By Rachel F.   January 5, 2016   

Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to children’s literature, and deservingly so.  The Crossover is… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 8, 2015    36

Three Award Winners to Check Out You might ask your dentist to recommend a good toothpaste, buy a sneaker endorsed by a professional basketball player or pick a veterinarian-approved pet food for… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 10, 2015   

Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 6, 2015   

The 65th National Book Awards took place on November 19th and featured appearances by Fran Lebowitz , Steve Martin , Rudine Sims Bishop , Garrison Keillor , and many other distinctive voices of… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 25, 2014   

illustrator and author Matt Phelan from Ardmore, PA! The award was presented this month at the annual Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference . Matt is an illustrator and author of many… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 30, 2014   

Last weekend was a big one for Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, as the Nebula Awards were announced in San Jose, CA. Philadelphia’s own Samuel R. Delany, Professor of Creative… continue reading

By Joel N.   May 20, 2014   

This week, one of the most exciting and prestigious events in children’s literature took place right here in Philadelphia. The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are a… continue reading

By Sarah S.   January 28, 2014   

Today marks what would have been the 84th birthday of Nobel Prize winning activist and Civil Rights Leader Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. The DREAM@50 is a tribute series that was held throughout 2012… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 15, 2013    3

Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University   Children’s Literature Citation This citation is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to  literature… continue reading

By Rachel F.   October 3, 2012   

April 14 th is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 26 th induction ceremony, celebrating the achievements of some of the biggest names in rock music as well as recognizing some early influences… continue reading

By Jeff W.   April 12, 2012    2

With all the glitz and glamour that Hollywood is known for, it is easy to imagine that the Oscars have always looked like they do now with red carpets and galas and tear-soaked speeches. … continue reading

By Caitlin G.   February 24, 2012   

Today at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, the Caldecott and Newbery Award winners and honor books were announced. The Caldecott Medal awards the artist of… continue reading

By Joel N.   January 23, 2012   

The Street Lit Book Award Medal Committee comprises of a group of volunteer librarians and library workers from across the U.S. who work with Street Lit and its readers in public and school… continue reading

By RB-Collection Development Librarian   April 27, 2011    6

We're proud to announce that the Free Library has received the 2010 "Star Community Commitment to Education" EDDY Award from the Philadelphia Education Fund! We're being honored for our… continue reading

By Michelle S.   November 3, 2010    1