The Caldecott Medal Club

We are so pleased to announce a new self-paced program for our young readers ages 3 years to 10 years. It’s the Caldecott Club!

Earlier in 2020 the library was fortunate to receive many donations in memory of educator and library supporter, Claire Pollman. We used those donations to buy all of the Caldecott Medal-winning books we didn’t already have in our collection. We also have them housed on a special shelf in the children’s room for easy access.

We have a downloadable reading list that you can use to keep track of the titles you read, at your own pace, with family members too if you wish (Reading can be so much more fun when shared, so think about sharing with siblings or parents or other folks you love!)

Click the link below to join the Indian Lake Library’s Caldecott Club:

You may read the books in any order you wish. Download and print the reading list here:

Once your list is complete, bring it to the library and the library will award you our version of the Caldecott Medal to commemorate your achievement!

Here’s more information on the history of the Caldecott Medal:

First awarded in 1938, the Randolph Caldecott Medal, more often known as just the Caldecott, annually recognizes the preceding year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”. It is awarded to the illustrator by the Association for Library Service to Children,  a division of the American Library Association. The Caldecott and Newberry Awards are considered the most prestigious American children’s book awards.

Beside the Caldecott Medal, the committee awards a variable number of citations to runner-ups they deem worthy, called the Caldecott Honor or Caldecott Honor Books.

To be eligible for a Caldecott, the book must be published in English, in the United States first, and be drawn by an American illustrator.