Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) announces the winners of the most prestigious youth book, video and audio book awards during its annual mid-winter conference. The winners for 2015 were announced today. Look for these and past award winners at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. A list of all the 2015 award winners follows:… View more
Scout. Jem. Dill. Atticus. Boo Radley. Even now – 52 years after the publication of Harper’s Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird – these names warm readers’ souls everywhere as they beckon us back to a tiny town in the 1930’s American South – Maycomb, Alabama. When I read the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel in junior… View more
The Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation is the winner of the prestigious Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization for exhibiting meritorious achievement in carrying out a project to secure new funding resources for a public or academic library.