RITBA Voting!

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 5:18pm -- SBarta

Rhode Island Teen Book Award Voting

January 22-February 28

It’s that time of year again! The new year marks the time when the teens of Rhode Island get a chance to pick the book they think is best they have read, from a list selected by teachers, public librarians, and school library media specialists. That’s right, it is election time for the 2018 Rhode Island Teen Book Award.

Where can teens in grades 9-12 vote? Well, they can do it in their schools and local public libraries. Interested schools and libraries can find a basic sample ballot that can be adapted for use on the Rhode Island Teen Book Award website at https://riteenbookaward.org/ritba/voting.

This year we are making things more exciting by offering free books as prizes and incentives for both teen voters and voting stations in public and school libraries across Rhode Island. We are offering one free bundle of five books to any school or public library voting location. These books can be used as give-aways to teen voters. Stations may select a random winner for all five books, give away a free book to the first five voters, or get creative! The voting location with the most votes will receive 50 brand new books, all of which are recently published teen books, featuring popular authors, titles and sequels. These books can be added to libraries, used in classrooms or given to students. Voting locations with the second and third highest amount of votes will receive 40 and 35 books, respectively. To participate, please fill out the this survey and we will send you a book bundle!

Participating schools and libraries may accept teens' ballots, and you do not have to participate in our book giveaway program to be a voting station. Please note, only one voting station per school. We would love to see your voting stations, so please send us pictures to share and promote! All voting results should be emailed to riteenbookaward@gmail.com.  Results are due by Friday, March 2nd.

Please direct any questions to riteenbookaward@gmail.com