Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cast your Nutmeg Book Award Ballot this Month

It’s time to vote for your favorite Nutmeg book

The Nutmeg Book Awards are Connecticut's premiere honor for outstanding children's literature.  Each year, children in grades 4-8 have the opportunity to read distinguished literature and then vote for their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles in two categories.  Children in Grades 4-6 participate in the Intermediate category, and readers in Grades 7 and 8 select from a list of Teen nominations.

Students are NOT required to read all ten books to vote, but here at the Ridgefield Library we offer a number of programs to encourage the reading of the nominated titles, including Nutmeg Nibblers and Nutmeg Teen book discussions.  We also make sure we have plenty of copies, so there are always enough to go around. 
Students can vote once either at their school library or at their public library.  We have ballots and a voting box in Children’s Services should students choose to cast their vote here at the Ridgefield Library.  Voting closes January 31st, with the winners to be announced on February 14th

The new list of Nutmeg Book Award nominees is announced each year on February 1st.

Contributed by Children's Librarian Mary Beth Rassulo

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