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I have been eagerly awaiting this day.  They announced the American Library Association's 2014 Youth Media Awards winners this morning at the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.  Several of our staff favorites made the list.  I've placed an asterisk next to each of those titles.  Click here for a full list of all winners.
NEWBERY MEDAL
* Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

NEWBERY HONOR
* Doll Bones by Holly Black
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
* One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
* Paperboy by Vince Vawter

CALDECOTT MEDAL
* Locomotive illustrated by Brian Floca

CALDECOTT HONOR
* Journey illustrated by Aaron Becker
* Flora and the Flamingo illustrated by Molly Idle
Mr. Wuffles! illustrated by David Wiesner

PRINTZ MEDAL
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

PRINTZ HONOR
* Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal (Read this over the weekend!)
* Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
* Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Did you make a New Year's resolution to read more?  Are you already struggling to find books that will make that easy to do?  That's why you have us!  Here's what we've been reading and loving.
JANUARY 2014
KIDS

Archon by Lana Krumwiede
The Bulldoggers Club: The Tale of the Ill-Gotten Catfish by Barbara Hay (#1)
The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket (#6)
Every Day After by Laura Golden
God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant
The Interrupted Tale by Maryrose Wood (#4)
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow by James Rollins (#1)
The Last Thirteen by James Phelan (#1)
Max Flash, Mission 1: Game On by Jonny Zucker

There are two sides to every story.  And when discussing serious social issues, the conversation can quickly escalate to loud and judgmental levels.  It can be difficult to figure out which argument is right or which is right for us.  That's why the Opposing Viewpoints database is so amazing!  It takes hot topics -- abortion, capital punishment, immigration -- and provides expert pro and con viewpoints.  Opposing Viewpoints also features topic overviews, more than 300 primary source documents, biographies of social activists and reformers, court-case overviews, periodical articles, and statistical tables, charts and graphs.  Won't that be helpful when you're researching your next paper or preparing your next debate?  Access Opposing Viewpoints through Hoover Public Library's databases.

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March 31, 2020
During this time of staying safe and distancing from one another the Hoover Public Library will not be accepting applications for teen volunteers.  We hope to bring back this wonderful program in the future.  As circumstances change and as we make plans for the future, we will update this page with new information as it is forthcoming.

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