Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

One of my fondest memories as a child was going to our town library.  …  My sisters and I would lug home as many books as we could carry.  … What beauty on those pages – wondrous illustrations, astonishing journeys, laugh-out-loud antics.  Stories are food for the soul, and my mother fed us well on library books.

Sarah Clark Jordan
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.