The American Library Association has announced the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. The Newbery Medal is given to the author of a book that is determined to be the most distinguished book for children published in the previous year. This winning novel is the tale of a gorilla named Ivan who has lived in a circus-like atmosphere in a mall for many years. When a young elephant is brought to live in the mall, Ivan decides that it should have a different and better life. Check out this new addition to the Newbery winners or view award winners from previous years in a display in the Youth Services Department through the month of February.