Six local authors win ALA youth media awards

Six local authors win ALA youth media awards

Washington authors had a big presence at the 2019 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle last month, with six of our state’s authors taking home prestigious awards in ALA’s Youth Media Awards.  Corey Tabor: Winner of the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book for Fox the Tiger, which he wrote and illustrated. Dori Hillestad…

Edgar Award finalists feature two Washington authors

Edgar Award finalists feature two Washington authors

If you’re a mystery lover, the annual announcement of the finalists for the Edgar Awards is always a great way to add excellent mysteries to your to-be-read pile. The Edgars, named for Edgar Allan Poe and awarded by the Mystery Writers of America, announced the 2019 finalists (for books published in 2018) on January 22 for the best in mystery…

Why people love to visit other libraries …

Why people love to visit other libraries …

This summer we hosted a Passport to Washington Libraries activity (some may say “competition”) to encourage people to visit new libraries as they travel around the state. We asked people to stop by a new library, take a photo, and post that photo along with something they learned about that library on our Passport map. We added extra incentives –…

Book Bingo for grown ups!

Book Bingo for grown ups!

Do you ever reminisce about your summer reading days when you were a kid? Maybe trips to the library to load up on books were a regular part of your weekly (or daily) routine? And maybe you loved tracking what you read and seeing the titles stack up? Well, here’s a chance to relive the glory of summer reading by…

‘A Ticket to the Pennant’ selected for 2018 National Book Festival’s 52 Great Reads

‘A Ticket to the Pennant’ selected for 2018 National Book Festival’s 52 Great Reads

Each year a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is distributed by the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book during the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. We are delighted to announce the Washington Center for the Book’s 2018 selection to represent Washington state: A…