Join the celebrations throughout the conference. For the ticketed events, you can sign up when you register for the conference, or add the event(s) later.
Michael L. Printz Program
Enjoy YALSA and Booklist's Michael L. Printz Program and Reception on Friday evening--including presentations of awards and speeches by the Michael L. Printz winner and/or honorees.
Margaret A. Edwards Award
Hear the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award as you honor that author's significant amd lasting contribution to writing for teens at the Margaret A. Edwards Brunch on Saturday, sponsored by YALSA and School Library Journal.
Andrew Carnegie Medals
Be moved by the speeches and join the celebration of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction winners at a special event on Saturday evening. These medals recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year and are the first single-book awards for adult books given by ALA. The event, established in 2012, has fast become a favorite.
Coretta Scott King Book Awards
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards winnersare celebrated at the annual Sunday breakfast honoring the year's best African American authors and illustrators of books for children and youth. The Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Acheivement recipient will also be honored. Individual tickets or table reservations may be purchased in advance.
Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Medals
ALSC honors the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and Wilder medals for outstanding writing and illustration in children's literature during its gala awards banquet on Sunday evening, attended by more than 1,000 librarians, reviewers, publishers and fans of children's literature.You can sign up for individual, open-seating tickets when you register for the conference or add them later, however, reserved table reservations (seats 10) are made through the ALSC office--please visit www.ala.org/alscevents for details.
Stonewall Book Awards
The Stonewall Book Awards are celebrated on Monday, beginning at 10:00am. The Stonewall Book Awards are the oldest awards honoring the best in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender writing. Join GLBT Round Table for free as it recognizes the winners and honorees in fiction, non-fiction, and children's and young adult categories.
Odyssey Award Program
Join ALSC, YALSA, and Booklist in celebrating this year's best in audiobooks for children and young adults on Monday afternoon. Hear clips from the 2016 Honorees, and after the ceremony stay for the cocktail reception sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association.