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Announcing the 2019 Literary Award Winners

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Chloe Benjamin Wins Literary Prize from the Wisconsin Library Association For Her Novel: The Immortalists  The Literary Awards Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association is pleased to announce that Chloe Benjamin’s novel The Immortalists is the Literary Award winner for 2019. The award is for the highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author for a work written in 2018.  The Immortalists follows the lives of four siblings living in New York’s Lower East Side in 1969. Drawn to a mystic woman who claims to divine the date of one’s death, the Gold children learn their futures. The prophecies hang over the Gold family for the next forty years as they grapple with choices over fate, science versus nurture and what they owe to themselves and each other. Author and retired professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin Judith Claire Mitchell called The Immortalists “a beautifully written page-turner…a thoughtful and...
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Children’s graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom, created by Chad Sell and published by Penguin Random House, has won the coveted Burr/Worzalla Award for 2019. The Children’s Book Award Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association’s Youth Services Section annually presents the Burr/Worzalla Award to the most distinguished work in literature written and/or illustrated by a Wisconsin book creator. The Cardboard Kingdom is an impressive debut from Sell, who grew up in Wisconsin and currently lives in Chicago.  In a society where the lines that divide people have only seemed to deepen, there’s one thing that can bring an entire neighborhood of kids together: cardboard. With enough cardboard, you can make anything. A noble knight’s sword. The headdress of an evil enchantress. A robot. A mad scientist’s lab. What starts as a game between brother and sister soon grows into a sprawling kingdom, where imagination is only limited by how much cardboard you...
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Announcing the 2018 Literary Award and Children's Book Award Winners

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The Wisconsin Library Association Announces the Winners of the 2018Literary Award and the Children’s Book Award Winners Dan Egan Wins Literary Prize from Wisconsin Libraries The Literary Awards Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association has chosen Dan Egan’s The Death and Life of the Great Lakes as the Literary Award winner for 2018. The award is for the highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author for a work written in 2017. Dan Egan’s well researched non-fiction book is a landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes. "A chronicle of natural disasters shouldn’t make compelling reading, but Egan’s book is an ecological page-turner,” writes John Hildebrand, Wisconsin essayist and past recipient of the WLA Literary Awards Notable Author Award.  Dan Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of...
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2016 Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame Selections

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The Steering Committee of the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center (WLHC) has selected five individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame in 2016.  They are Jane K. Billings, Jerome P. (Jerry) Daniels, Dianne McAfee Hopkins, Irene W. Newman, and Larry T. Nix. These individuals will join fifty other members of the Hall of Fame. The inductions will take place on October 27, 2016 at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Milwaukee.  The WLHC was established as a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation in 2007. The Hall of Fame, a part of the WLHC, inducted its first members in 2008.  Jane K. Billings (1916-2004) served as Librarian of the Clintonville Public Library from 1939 to 1949, and from 1949 until her retirement in 1982 she was high school librarian and later coordinator of library media services for Clintonville Public Schools. She had an outstanding record of leadership...

2016 WLA Awards & Honors Selection

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The Wisconsin Library Association is pleased to announce the 2016 library award winners, selected for their outstanding contributions to libraries and librarianship: Trustee of the Year:  Geraldine Anderson, Dresser Village Library Library of the Year:  Schreiner Memorial Library, Lancaster Librarian of the Year:  Elizabeth Timmins, Muehl Public Library, Seymour Trustee of the Year:  Geraldine Anderson, Dresser Village Library Geraldine Anderson has served on the Dresser Village Library Board for over 30 years, serving as president, board member and also library volunteer.    As one of her nomination letters describes, “She is a forward thinker and a highly dedicated individual who knows how to build relationships and make things happen.  She has played an active role in fundraising for the summer library program and always made it clear that she was only a phone call away if her support was needed at a Village Board meeting.”  As is stated in her nomination, the...
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