Bluebonnet Award

Each year, 20 books are chosen by librarians for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. It is a unique program that encourages reading for pleasure for students in grades 3 – 6. Schools and libraries around the state participate in the program, encouraging students to read a minimum of five books from the list. In January, students vote for their favorite title. The author of the book receiving the most votes wins the Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) which is presented during the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in the spring.

Students voted for “If I Built a School” by Chris Van Dusen as the 2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award winner. Visit the library’s YouTube channel Stories with Ms. D playlists and read along.

If Jack built a school, there would be hover desks and pop-up textbooks, skydiving wind tunnels and a trampoline basketball court in the gym, a robo-chef to serve lunch in the cafeteria, field trips to Mars, and a whole lot more.

The 2021-2022 master list has been released. All these Bluebonnet books are shelved together on a display in the children’s section so come pick your favorites.

Dallas County Reports 170 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

As of 2:00 pm May 4, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 170 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 109 confirmed cases, and 61 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 258,004 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 41,577 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 3,913 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.