Think youth services is just kid stuff? Think again! Watauga County Library offers many programs for tweens and teens, as well as a teen space complete with board games, magazines, magnetic poetry, graphic novels, a Playstation 4, and computers to play Minecraft (err, do homework)!
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
“When You Trap a Tiger,” written by Tae Keller, is the 2021 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House.
Five Newbery Honor Books also were named:
“All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team,” written by Christina Soontornvat and published by Candlewick Press; “BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom,” written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Michele Wood and published by Candlewick Press; “Fighting Words,” written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House; “We Dream of Space,” written by Erin Entrada Kelly, illustrated by Erin Entrada Kelly and Celia Krampien and published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; and “A Wish in the Dark,” written by Christina Soontornvat and published by Candlewick Press.