Voting season for Monarch, Bluestem, Caudill, and Lincoln Award books is swiftly approaching! February will be here before we know it!
The Monarch Award is for children grades K through 3. Five or more Monarch nominees must be read for children to be eligible to vote.
The Bluestem Award is for children grades 3 through 5. Four or more Bluestem nominees must be read for children to be eligible to vote.
The Caudill Award is for children grades 4 through 8. Three or more Caudill nominees must be read for children to be eligible to vote.
The Lincoln Award is for teens. Four or more Lincoln nominees must be read for teens to be eligible to vote.
The library has a Bluestem Board and a Caudill Board for children eligible to participate in the voting parties to post the books they have read. Make sure your child has been added to the appropriate board when they become eligible and when they’ve read an additional title.
Teens and homeschool families may vote for Lincoln and Monarch Awards by contacting the library.
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You can use Ancestry.com on a library computer or your own device when you are logged in to the library’s wifi.
With NoveList you can discover read-alikes for your favorite book, series or author. You can find out what book comes next in a series, create lists of books you’ve read or want to read. NoveList keeps you up to date with new releases and award lists. You can print or download discussion questions for book groups and much, much more!
The link to NoveList is in the QuickLinks section. Simply sign in with your library card number and find your next great read!
Please don’t let a visual or physical impairment keep you or your loved one from enjoying great books. The Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service provides titles and technology absolutely free of cost to any Illinois resident needing their services.