Bream Community Library is privileged to announce that today in Gloucester we were announced as finalists for the David Vaisey Prize.
For details about this prize please visit: http://davidvaiseyprize.co.uk/shortlist-announcement-on-august-1st/
Winning the prize would of course be incredible, but to be shortlisted is such an honour in itself, so much thanks need to be said to everyone involved, all our volunteers and Gloucestershire libraries for their continuous support. A special thanks must be said to our Support Officer who takes care of all the community libraries.
Two volunteers from Bream Library attended the function held at Gloucester Cathedral today. The announcements were made in the reception room called the ‘Laud Room’. It is a room dedicated to the Dean of Gloucester (1616) William Laud DD.
After, there was refreshments and some networking to be done and of course pictures to be taken (as I would need them for this blog post 🙂 )
The Royal Society celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people through their Young People’s Book Prize. Each year an expert panel of adult judges choose a shortlist of their favourite science books from entries submitted by publishers.
Here is the 2017 shortlist:
A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davis, illustrated by Petr Horácek (Walker books)
100 Things to Know About Space by Alex Frith, Alice James and Jerome Martin, illustrated by Shaw Nielsen and Federico Mariani (Usborne Publishing Ltd)
Home Lab by Robert Winston (DK)
This Little Pebble by Anna Claybourne, illustrated by Sally Garland (Hachette Children’s Group)
The Awesome Body Book by Adam Frost (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
If…A Mind-Bending Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J Smith, illustrated by Steve Adams (Hachette Children’s Books)
The adult judges will hand over the task of picking a winner to groups of young people under 14 across the UK. These groups are from schools, libraries, scouts and brownies, science centres or youth groups. They form their own judging panels, and will read and discuss the books over the summer. Once they’ve made their decisions, they will submit their verdict to the Royal Society – together they decide the winner, who will be announced in November.
Your library may be hosting one of the events for the Coleford Festival of Words. In the meantime, sharpen those pencils/pens or just dust off your keyboard and get writing! The Competition is open and the closing date is the 29 May 2017.