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1 G ARDEN S TATE B OOK A WARDS : I N Y OUR L IBRARY & B EYOND ! NJLA Youth Services Forum November 1, 2012

2 H ISTORY OF GSCBA Founded 1977 by CSS Recognition for Early and Middle Grade Fiction Grades 2-5 Fiction Series (4 or more titles with recurring characters) Fiction Series (4 or more titles with recurring characters) Non Fiction Grades 2-5 Easy Readers

3 P ROCESS How do books get on the list? Horn Book Guide Horn Book Guide 3 years 3 years Starred reviews Starred reviews Multiple copies Multiple copies First American Edition First American Edition Trade Hardcover Trade Hardcover Literary Merit AND Kid Appeal Literary Merit AND Kid Appeal

4 C OMMITTEE R EVIEW Three Meetings Assigned Readings Choose Books for Lists Timeline Winners Revealed Winners Revealed Ballot released Ballot released NJLA Annual Conference NJLA Annual Conference Voting Voting

5 P ARTICIPATE How to Vote Don’t need to have all books in library Don’t need to have all books in library , Fax, Snail Mail , Fax, Snail Mail When to Vote Sept-December (Due Jan 1, 2013.) Sept-December (Due Jan 1, 2013.) What to Count Direct voter participation Direct voter participation Circulation statistics Circulation statistics

6 K ID P ARTICIPATION Tell the kids that they can vote too! Your parents just voted, now it’s your turn! Children all over the state are voting. Don’t let them pick the winners without you! Offer incentives! Prizes/Raffles for participation in voting

7 T IPS Tally/Graphing: Poster or wall graph, kids vote with stamps or stickers Poster or wall graph, kids vote with stamps or stickersBookmarks Ballot can be turned into bookmarks that can be placed in each nominated book. Ballot can be turned into bookmarks that can be placed in each nominated book. Place ballot box in accessible place Create a bulletin board display of nominated books All book covers & graphics are available on NJLA website! All book covers & graphics are available on NJLA website!

8 B RIDGEWATER B RANCH OF THE S OMERSET C OUNTY L IBRARY S YSTEM

9 T OMS R IVER B RANCH O CEAN C OUNTY L IBRARY

10 P ROGRAM I DEAS Have kids design book covers for display Review/Recommendation Center or Notebook Throw a party/hold a contest Scavenger Hunt Battle of the Books

11 W ORKING WITH S CHOOLS Booktalk Nominees to schools, parents, classes We write the booktalks for you! Just look on the NJLA website, under Honors & Awards look for Garden State Children’s Book Awards. We write the booktalks for you! Just look on the NJLA website, under Honors & Awards look for Garden State Children’s Book Awards. If schools are looking for great suggestions… Summer Reading Lists Summer Reading Lists Reading Assignments Reading Assignments Battle of the Books Battle of the Books

12 M ORE W ORKING WITH S CHOOLS L ESSON P LANS ! We have 3 ready made lesson plans that all meet the new Core Curriculum Content standards. One Lesson plan for each category of nominees You don’t need to own all of the books to run the lessons. Written by a school librarian Lesson plans and book covers available on Garden State Children’s Book Awards section of NJLA website.

13 G RAPHICS ALSO AVAILABLE ON NJLA W EBSITE

14 G RAPHICS

15 M ORE G RAPHICS

16 T HANK YOU ! Questions?Thanks! Karen T. Bilton, Head of Youth Services, Mary Jacobs Library – a branch of the Somerset County Library System x5


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