Guest Blogger

How Are You Celebrating the Newbery 100th Anniversary?

As the calendar turns to 2022 and we eagerly await the 2022 Newbery Selection Committee’s announcement on January 24th, we are officially in the home stretch of the Newbery 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Many libraries are planning to observe and celebrate the100th anniversary of the Newbery Award. Will your library have special programming around the 100th anniversary? Please let the ALSC Newbery 100th Anniversary Celebration Task Force know your plans. We will list your program on our website to promote your efforts and to share your plans. 

Newbery's 100th Anniversary Celebration logo

Many libraries, schools, bookstores, individuals, and groups are planning to observe and celebrate the100th anniversary of the Newbery Award. Will YOU have special programming around the 100th anniversary? Please let the ALSC Newbery 100th Anniversary Celebration Task Force know your plans. We will list your program on our website to promote your efforts and to share your plans. 

Do you need any ideas? If so, check out the ALSC Mock Newbery Tootlkit on our Newbery 100th Celebration page. Ideas include:

  • A “Read 100 Titles Challenge”
  • A 100th Birthday Party for the Award
  • Vote for the best Newbery ever!
  • Read a Newbery award-winning book and watch the film.
  • Create bookmarks for the best Newbery under 180 pages or by genre.

No doubt you have great ideas, too. Please share these in the ALSC Blog comments section, and we will post on the Newbery 100th Celebration page. 

Happy 100th Birthday, Newbery! 


Today’s guest blogger is Susan Polos. Susan is the Chair of the Newbery 100th Anniversary Celebration Task Force. She has taken K.T. Horning’s class on the Newbery Medal multiple times and is always learning. She is the middle school librarian at Greenwich Country Day School.

2 comments

  1. Mary Voors

    Are you offering a Mock Newbery or other Mock YMA discussion and election this year? The ALSC Blog is working to compile results from Mock Award programs from around the county. When you complete your program, don’t forget to submit your winning title(s) to the Mock Youth Media Awards (YMA) results page on the ALSC Blog.

    The process to submit your winning titles is quite simple. To add your mock election results, please use this form. As submissions are received, they will be posted on the Mock YMA Election results page.

  2. Aryssa Damron

    Doing lots of planning in DC for this and hoping most of it can happen! Our Winter Challenge Family Read is 2015’s winner–The Crossover! We also are working on Take & Make kits related to winning titles. I’m really excited to share the Gratitude Journal inspired by Last Stop on Market Street and a musuem exploration packet inspired by From the Mixed Up Files

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.