Skidompha Stories

We serve an incredible community of people—patrons, volunteers, staff, donors, and board members. We all have interesting stories to tell—about what Skidompha means to us, about the subjects that have us searching the shelves and about the books and stories that compel us to keep reading and learning. 

Our staff are curious, engaged, and quirky! We are just as likely to be standing on the other side of the desk as patrons, checking out books on our days off, as we are to fill our roles on staff. 

We want to start to capture some of the stories of the Skidompha community here. Check back every so often to find a new one!

Skidompha Youth Services invites you to join our awards committee for Skidompha’s first-ever Mock Caldecott and Mock Newbery Awards—The Caldecott and Newbery Awards are two of the most prominent awards given each year celebrating children’s literature. Let’s choose our favorites, too! 


  • Voting is open to everyone, there is no age limit. 
  • Download here: 2021 Mock Newbery & 2021 Mock Caldecott or, grab a hard copy with your curbside pickup order.
  • Voting is from 12/14/20 – 1/15/21.
  • We will announce our winners on Thursday, January 21—right before the official winners are announced!
  • Contact Jessie to participate and with any questions!

Ready to cast your vote? Vote here:

Vote: Skidompha Mock Newbery Awards

Vote: Skidompha Mock Caldecott Awards