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has been designed by Erika Weihs and is a Chagall-like image
o f three children, engrossed in their reading yet looking toward
the future as they float in the sky over an open book o f Jewish
symbols. The theme is “ Read and the World is Yours.” The
general poster designed by Giora Carmi expresses the message
“Jewish Books — The Link Between Generations.” Family mem­
bers o f all generations link arms making a Jewish star as they
stand on piles o f books. Other new 1990 publications include:
Selected Jewish Children’s Bibliography,
in cooperation with Once
Upon a Time bookstore;
A Selected List of Fiction and Non-Fiction
for Jewish Teens; Haggadot fo r Young Readers;
A Guide to Ex­
cellence: Standardsfo r School, Synagogue andJewish Community Cen­
ter Librarians.
The 41st National Jewish Book Awards ceremony was held
on June 11, 1990 at the Kaufmann Auditorium o f the 92nd
Street Y. This year’s event attracted a crowd o f over 600 people.
The awards were presented by representatives o f the judges
panels and the author acceptance speeches were thoughtful and
moving. Among those addressing the audience were Holocaust
scholar Lucy Dawidowicz and Harris Schoenberg, United Na­
tions expert on Israeli/PLO relations.
At the Book Awards Ceremony, Dr. Leonard Gold, chairman
o f the Library Award and Publications Committee, presented
citations to those libraries which met the criteria established by
the Council and announced the expansion o f the citation pro­
gram. The Council, joined by the Association o f Jewish Libra­
ries, has expanded the citation program to three levels: the pres­
ent “Basic” level and the new “ Intermediate,” and “Advanced”
levels. The Association has formulated new criteria for these
This year, we are pleased and proud to announce our first
recipient o f advanced certification — the William R. Blumenthal
Library at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California. Five libraries
from across the United States have achieved the Basic level li­
brary citation. We are working however, with many others who