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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Newbery committee member Sam Bloom gets a write-up!

Last August I wrote about my son, Sam, who was on the 2010 Newbery Medal selection committee. (Unfortunately the article referenced in my blog post is no longer available)

When the award was announced in January I took the liberty as a parent to brag about him and posted this entry about the Newbery Award, reading aloud to children, and, of course, Sam.

Last week we got a link to blog entry on Cincinnati.com about Sam and his experience on the Newbery committee.
Groesbeck librarian helps select Newbery winner

Samuel Bloom spent last year in over his head … in books.

The books read by the children’s librarian of the Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, if stacked atop one another, would be as tall as a two-story house.

Generally an avid reader, Bloom kicked his reading into high gear in 2010 as a member of the American Library Association’s Newbery Medal selection committee.
Since internet publications are not always permanent I've made a copy of the entry this time. However, for as long as it's on the internet you can access it HERE.