Annual Library Vote 2024

Budget Vote Results: 415 Yes, 67 No. Congratulations to Jacqueline Elsas (5-year term) and Lisa Herskowitz (1-year term) on their election to the Library Board of Trustees.

 

Newbery Book Club

The members of the 2022 Newbery Club have chosen the following titles as the best books of 2021.

The NENPL Mock Newbery winner is:

Born Behind Bars, by Padma Venkatraman


The club members have selected three honor books:

Starfish, by Lisa Fipps

Allergic, by Megan Wagner Lloyd

The Islanders, by Mary Alice Monroe

 

The official Newbery Award winner will be announced Monday, January 24, 2022:
https://www.ala.org/alsc/

 

View the complete Newbery Book Club Reading List 2022 below.

 

Come to the Northport building to check out great pre-publication titles.
Children entering grades 4 and up.
New members always welcome.
 


 

About The Newbery Book Club

Children in grades 4 and up can be the first to read children's books published this year with Mrs. Herskowitz, the Head of Children and Family Services.  The Newbery Club was formed by Mrs. Gebel, a member of the 2006 Newbery Committee who retired from the Northport-East Northport Library in 2014.

Club members meet monthly to discuss books eligible for the Newbery Medal. Read the official guidelines for winning a Newbery Medal here.

The Newbery Club holds a Mock Newbery election in January to see if they can predict the book that will win the official Newbery Medal. Children may join at any time during the year.

Join The Newbery Book Club

The Newbery Book Club meets monthly at the Northport Library

Children in grades 4 and up can join at any time.

Click here to register if you would like to join the Newbery Book Club.

Meetings are held monthly throughout the year. Members read and discuss new books and participate in a Mock Newbery election at the end of the year. Members have access to books before they are published and have had opportunities to meet authors.

 

Newbery Book Club Reading List 2022

The 2022 Newbery Club cart is filling up with ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies). Be the first to read books that will be published later this year.

Come in to the Northport Children's Room and sign out some of these exciting new titles. 

 

  • Alone, by Megan E. Freeman
  • Pony, by R. J. Palacio
  • Rescue, by Jennifer A. Nielsen

 

 

After much heated discussion, our young readers have spoken.

The 2021 NENPL Mock Newbery is awarded to:

Born Behind Bars, by Padma Venkatraman


The club members have selected three honor books:

Starfish, by Lisa Fipps

Allergic, by Megan Wagner Lloyd

The Islanders, by Mary Alice Monroe

 

How to Write a review by Fionna
(a Newbery Club member)

A Newbery Award Winner:

  • Stands above the other books
  • Could be fiction, nonfiction or poetry
  • Have a detailed setting and characters, well developed plot, clear theme
  • Have the information presented to the reader clearly and accurately

How to Write a Newbery Book Review:

  • First, write your full name (only your first name will show up in your review), your grade, the title of the book you will be reviewing and the book’s author in the spaces provided.
  • When you write a review, remember what you thought about when you read the book. Did you like or dislike the characters? What did you think of the setting and plot? Tell the other readers about the plot, but don’t spoil the ending!
  • If you liked the book, give a recommendation to the readers. Is this book better for elementary readers or middle school readers? If you did not like this book, tell why. What did you feel the book was missing?
  • Once you’re done, click the “Submit Form” button at the bottom of the page to send your review to the Mock Newbery Page.

Have Fun Reading and Reviewing!!!

Post your Book reviews here.