Time for the Newbery Challenge!

Newbury Challenge

Here’s an August activity that will engage and challenge your children throughout the month and keep them learning until school starts.

the Newbery Challenge encourages children to read Newbery Award winning books in August. To complete the challenge, a total of four Newbery Award books must be read by August 31st.  If the challenge is completed, the child will be eligible to choose a Beanie Baby to keep!

The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, to the author of the “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” It and the Caldecott Award (for picture books) are the highest awards a children’s book can be given. The Macedon Public Library has more 350 Newbery Award winning books located together on their own shelves so it will be easy to find Newbery books to read!

We are now open for limited visits by up to four patrons at a time.

Patrons wishing to browse the library’s collection of books and DVDs may come to the library and park in one of four, specially designated parking spots.  Only two people per vehicle will be permitted to enter the library at the same time. Each of the four parking spots will have a flip sign.  If more than one person enters from the same vehicle, they will be required to indicate two parking spaces are taken by flipping the signs located in front of two parking spots.  In spite of not occupying a space, cyclists and pedestrians will also need to flip a sign.  Flipping the signs will signal if maximum occupancy has been reached.

If all four parking spaces are filled upon arrival, the patron may choose to park in a non-designated space and wait for someone to exit the building.  This system will help to consistently keep the count of patrons in the library from exceeding the maximum, and will avoid the need for advance appointments.

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