This year’s Newbery Medal Winner, Good Masters, Sweet Ladies by Laura Amy Schlitz has been purchased for each MVLS library and branch in memory of Micki Nevett. It is on the way to each library. Micki worked at MVLS as youth services consultant from 1980-1984, and was a member of the 2008 Newbery Committee when she passed away suddenly last December. Check out the July/August issue of Horn Book to read Laura’s acceptance speech (http://www.hbook.com/magazine/current.asp) delivered as a storytelling tour de force. Micki would have delighted in all the Newbery festivities and would have enjoyed this speech in particular.