Annual Blue Spruce Contest
A Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award contest is taking place until January 15, 2015. This contest is between the Weld Central Junior High Library and the Weld Central Senior High Library. Students are asked to read at least 3 of the 21 nominated books and vote for their favorite and also nominate up to 3 of their favorite books for the 2012 nominations.
Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award is a special and very different book award. Only Colorado teenagers are allowed to participate (no adults!!). Every year teenagers in Colorado vote on their favorite books. This award is sponsored by 3 organizations: Colorado Assoc. of Libraries, Colorado Council for the International Reading Assoc., and Colorado Language Arts Society.
Each library gets points for the final votes (which are not due until January 15, 2015). When a student reads 3 or more of the 21 nominated books and votes on their favorite, their library earns 3 points. When a student nominates one of their favorite books, the library gets more points. More points will be added to each library’s totals after the winner of the Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award is announced in February. Ten points will be awarded for each student who voted for the winner and points will be awarded for each student who recommended a book for the 2015 nominee list. The school with the largest percentage of participation will win. A plaque will be given to the winning library. This plaque will be hung in the winning library’s library. We won’t know the real winner until February, 2015. The Junior High has had the privilege of winning the plaque the last 3 of the last 4 years!
This is a chance for students to read books that have been nominated by other teenagers as favorites. There is a good chance students will enjoy reading these books. How can you help? Ask your young adults if they would like to participate and remind them to come to the library for a list of the nominated books and we’ll put their name on a participating tree. At that time, they can check out one of the books. Our ultimate goal is to inspire students to read more books, and what better books to inspire them with, books chosen by other teenagers!
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