Short on time? Need an item delivered from Palmer Memorial Library to the JFM Library? You can request items for pick-up at the JFM Circulation Desk.
Once you’ve located the item you need, click on the “Request” link. This will take you to a calendar screen where you must select a “need-by” date. Note: Our library servers refresh at midnight, which means requests reflect in our system after midnight. For this reason, processing time may take up to 48 hours. If you need the book before then, please contact the Circulation Desk at 903-223-3100 for additional assistance.
Use the links below or the tabs above to view decade winners.
1938 - present
In 1921 Frederic G.Melcher had the Newbery Medal designed by René Paul Chambellan. The bronze medal has the winner's name and the date engraved on the back. The American Library Association Executive Board in 1922 delegated to the Children's Librarians' Section the responsibility for selecting the book to receive the Newbery Medal.
The inscription on the Newbery Medal still reads "Children's Librarians' Section," although the section has changed its name four times and its membership now includes both school and public library children's librarians in contrast to the years 1922-58, when the section, under three different names, included only public library children's librarians. Today the Medal is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of ALA.