Alert: THE LIBRARY WILL BEGIN PHASE 3 REOPENING TO THE PUBLIC AT 9:00 AM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. Library hours will return to normal, browsing of the entire library collection is available and patrons may check themselves out without using the holds service. Meeting room use will be allowed but greatly restricted – please contact the library at 931-648-8826 for details – NEW SIGNUPS WILL BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. Limited seating will be available in the library along with computer use with social distancing and enhanced cleaning. During this phase 3 period the length of which is unknown at this time, the library will continue with the suspension of all in-person programming and acceptance of donations. Masks are required for patrons to enter the library during the period of the county mayor’s executive order. We continue to push out resources for engagement at home through our FB page https://www.facebook.com/CMCPublicLibrary. Please stay safe and we will see you soon!

Newbery AwardThe John Newbery Medal Winners

The John Newbery Medal, commonly referred to as the Newbery, has been awarded every year since 1922. It is named for John Newbery, an eighteenth-century British publisher of juvenile books. The Newbery Medal is awarded to an author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.


Caldecott MedalThe Caldecott Medal Winners

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. This award has been presented every year since 1938. The Caldecott Medal is given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.


Coretta Scott King AwardThe Coretta Scott King Award Winners

The Coretta Scott King Awards are presented annually by the American Library Association to honor African-American authors and illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults. The award was established in 1969 to recognize authors and was then expanded to include a separate award for illustrators in 1979. These awards are given to commemorate the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 to January 30, 2006) for her continuing efforts in working for peace and civil rights issues.


Volunteer State AwardVolunteer State Book Award Winners

The Volunteer State Book Award is sponsored annually by the Tennessee Library Association and the Tennessee Association of School Librarians. Each year, children across Tennessee are asked to read books from a list of nominated titles. There are three divisions which include--Primary (Grades K-3), Intermediate (Grades 4-6), and YA (Grades 7 & up). In the spring, those students who have read or listened to at least three of the titles from the list are eligible to vote for their favorite titles. The book with the most votes statewide wins the award.