Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

It was at our library that I found Nancy Drew and fell in love with the genre.  I’ve been grateful ever since for those tolerant, book-loving librarians who allowed a child like me to read what I wanted to read.

Nancy Pickard
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Award Books

AwardWeb - honors science fiction as well as  mystery, regional and children's literature.

Caldecott Award - honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Bram Stoker Award - sponsored by the Horrors Writers Association.

Newbery Award - honors the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Pulitzer Prize - honors an author whose work best depicts American life.