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Attention Genealogy Buffs!

The Virginia Public Library has a two week trial of two great databases from Newsbank.  The first is America's GenealogyBank.  On it you can quickly find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. You can search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and [...]

The “Oscars” of Libraryland

It seemed like everyone in the world was waiting for Sunday night's Oscar ceremony.  Unfortunately, what I didn't see this season was the same type of anticipation for the "Oscars" of children's literature.  As a children's librarian by profession, I just can't understand why so few people are chatting around the water cooler about their [...]

By | February 28th, 2012|award, awards, Blog, books, Caldecott, Newbery, Oscars, Virginia Public Library, VPL, winner|