Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I spent the first few years of my life in a smallish community in Queens.  Back in those early days, kids could roam the streets with relatively little supervision and one place I visited frequently was the local library.  This particular branch was little more than a storefront but to me it was an alternative universe where I could explore my interests and receive kind, informative answers to my questions from the wonderful librarians.

Jonathan Kellerman
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Award Books

Agatha Awards - honors the traditional mystery.

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.

Edgar Award - honors the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film.

Bram Stoker Award - sponsored by the Horrors Writers Association.

Hugo Award - science fiction achievement award.

National Book Award - honors U.S. citizens in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people's literature.

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

Nobel Prize in Literature - honors the person who "shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction."

PENN/Faulkner - is one of the four major American prizes for fiction in the United States.

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

RITA Award - honors romance fiction authors.