Putnam County Public Library
The Putnam County Public Library, just north of Marvin's, offers children's
& teen's materials that our libraries don't have. Search their catalog. Visit their website.
Take your DePauw ID or other proof that you live or work in Putnam County (or your Indiana PLAC card).
Monday & Friday 9 - 5:30
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 - 8
Saturday 9 - 5
Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library serves a much larger community so has a larger collection; to borrow materials there, get a PLAC card from the Putnam County Public Library (it's about $30, & lets you borrow from almost any public library in Indiana for a year).
Their catalog lists material in branchs around the county.
IMCPL guide to African American history for kids
Coretta Scott King Awards
Given since 1970 to African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational & educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Award titles promote understanding and appreciation, and honor and continue the work of Dr. and Mrs. King.
Awards website: winners: alphabetical & chronological, criteria, brief history of the awards.
DePauw libraries catalog list of which award winning books we have.
Articles about the awards, including announcements, book reviews, author profiles, etc.
Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Teens may wish to read books for adult readers, including the winners of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association annual awards for fiction & non-fiction written by African Americans, recognizing "outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora."
List of winners, since 1994.
Articles about the awards, mostly announcements.