YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS
The Youth Media Awards have been announced! You can read the official ALA press release, but the Booklist Reader has a blog post that's not only easier to digest, but also includes cover images. (Huzzah for gorgeous covers!)
GOING FINE FREE
From the ALSC blog: "Yesterday, I attended a session on going fine free at your library presented by three library administrators who have gone fine free in some form. The effects of fines and fees is an important issue for youth librarians to consider since children and low-income families are disproportionately hurt by libraries enforcing overdue fines..."
From The Horn Book: "We’ve updated our Olympics booklist below to include recent Olympics-centric titles — covering winter and summer sports; fiction and nonfiction; biographies of Olympic athletes and stories of would-be Olympian animals..."