Young Hoosier Book Awards
The purpose of
Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate recreational reading
Each year teachers, students, parents and media specialists submit suggestions to the Young Hoosier Book Award Committee, which is composed of AIME (Association for Indiana Media Educators) members. The Award Committee then selects twenty nominees for each category. Students take part in the process by reading a certain number of the books on the list. In April the students vote for their favorite book. Votes are then tallied and the winning illustrator and authors are presented the award at the annual AIME spring conference the following year. Their names are added to the list of winners spanning from 1975 to the present.
The library's Children’s and Young Adult Departments, have special shelving units where each year’s nominees can be found. Ballots for voting will be available in the spring. All votes must be in by April 10. You can only vote one time, if your school participates and you vote there, you may not vote again at the library.