The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace.
Outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators are awarded annually.
2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, which means that we have a lot of celebrating to do!
Delaware County Libraries’ Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee is celebrating CSK: 50 Years Strong with the American Library Association by highlighting 50 events throughout the year at various Delaware County Libraries. Please join us!
Events in Delaware County Libraries:
1,000 Black Girl Books Challenge
Yeadon Public Library
Mondays at 5:00pm
Join the Yeadon Public Library in reaching 1,000 Black Girl books read by submitting what you’ve read using their official log. Visit their 1,000 BGB Book Club every Monday afternoon at 5:00pm.
Read A Thon
Yeadon Public Library
June 1 from 8:00am to 8:00pm
Join the Yeadon Public Library as community members read aloud from Coretta Scott King award winners. There will be fun activities, contests, and even a fish fry!
Teen Reading Lounge
Rachel Kohl Community Library
June 11 at 3:30pm
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award Winner Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson will be discussed. Snacks will be provided. This program is for teens in grades 6-12. Registration requested-call or come in to the library.
Teen Book Club
June 20 at 7:00pm
March Book 1 by John Lewis will be discussed. The meeting will be held in Glenolden Park. This program is open to high school students.
Last Stop on Market Street
Marple Public Library
June 25 at 1:30pm
Join Miss Mel for a story time reading of Matt de la Pena’s Last Stop On Market Street. Continuing to spread our mission of kindness and love, as our community service project we will be making small blankets and homemade toys for the animals up for adoption at the Animal Friends of Lansdowne (animalfriendsoflansdowne.org).
CSK Award Celebration
Roosevelt School Auditorium
August 11th at 4:30pm
Celebrate the book When the Beat Was Born by Laban Carrick Hill and watch a presentation by Hip Hop Fundamentals.