Cleveland Public Library Announces 2022 Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award Winner

Cleveland Public Library is proud to announce critically-acclaimed author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Cozbi A. Cabrera are the recipients of the 2022 Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award for their book, Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. Established in 1998, the Sugarman Award is the only prize in the nation that honors biographies written for children. The virtual…

#BooksFromTheStacks: The Snow Party by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

View this post on Instagram A post shared by CPL Youth Services (@cplyouthservices) This week’s book from The Stacks makes for a perfect January read! “The Snow Party” by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers and illustrated by Reiner Zimnik, published in 1959 by Pantheon Books. A little old man and a little old woman live alone in a farmhouse “way out…

#BooksFromTheStacks: City Dog by Karla Kuskin

This week’s book from The Stacks is City Dog by Karla Kuskin. Published in 1994 by Clarion Books. A family from the city takes their dog on a trip to the country in this sweet rhyming story about getting out to the countryside. In beautiful pictures, watch the dog frolic and explore! Find this book and other books about cities,…

Summer Lit League Returns to Cleveland Public Library

Experience the joy of reading at Cleveland Public Library. Our summer reading initiative, Summer Lit League, runs June 7 through July 31. Registration is now open for children of all ages. And there’s something for adults too.  Summer Lit League is an eight-week program that challenges children to read to earn a chance to win prizes. Participants are separated into two age groups: Kids (0-11) and Young Adults (12-18).  This year’s theme, A World of What-ifs, is a nod…

Cleveland Public Library Staffers Select Prestigious Book Award Winners

Cleveland Public Library contributed to the selection of the 2021 Randolph Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, and the Pura Belpré Award winners. Caldecott Medal The Caldecott medal honors the most distinguished American picture book for children. Cleveland Public Library’s Youth Services Manager Annisha Jeffries served as chair of the Caldecott Medal selection committee which named Michaela Goade, illustrator of…