Youth Media Awards by the American Library Association

Each year the American Library Association honors books and media for children and teens. These prestigious awards are recognized worldwide for high quality literature. These awards, which include Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book awards, are selected by committees composed of librarians and other media experts. Readers, teachers, parents, and librarians may use these award-winning books to help guide them to select outstanding literature. The award announcements are made during the month of January.


World Read Aloud Day
February 5, 2020

Every year World Read Aloud Day calls attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories around the world. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults to celebrate worldwide the power of reading. This global event is celebrated by over 100 countries. World Read Aloud Day is sponsored by Scholastic.


Read Across America Day
March 2, 2020

Building a nation of readers, the National Education Association focuses on motivation children and teens to enjoy reading. Visit your local or school library to experience this national event.

Freedom of Information Day
March 16, 2020

Freedom of Information Day (FOI) is an annual event on or near March 16, the birthday of James Madison, who is regarded as the Father of the Constitution and an advocate for openness in government. Each year, the James Madison Award and Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award are presented by the American Library Association, Washington, DC Office. These awards are given to individuals or groups who promote public access to government information and the public’s right to know.


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Chasing Space

Greater Prince William County Reads: Chasing Space

Former astronaut and NFL player Leland Melvin is featured with students/families from Prince William County Schools. Mr. Melvin spoke to a standing room only crowd at the Chinn Library on April 6, 2019 with a message that focused on STEM and perseverance. After his presentation, Mr. Leland spoke with everyone in line, signed books, footballs, a few space helmets, and took photographs people will cherish for years to come.

Schenell Agee,

Angie Sowers,

Phone: 703.791.7334
Fax: 703.791.8604

P.O. Box 389
Manassas, Virginia 20108

Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center
14715 Bristow Road
Manassas, Virginia 20112