Friday, August 28, 2015

2016 Abe Lincoln Award Nominees


Check out the Abe Lincoln Award Nominee shelf in the library.
Check to see if a book is available on the catalog.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The 2015 winner of the Illinois Abe Award is


 See a trailer and read about the author here.
















The list of nominees for the 2016 award is here.

Friday, March 13, 2015

The votes are in!

Friday, February 13, 2015

It's time for high school students in the state of Illinois to vote for the book they feel should win the Abe Lincoln Book Award (Illinois High School Students' Choice Award)!

Vote by clicking Here.  Remember, you must have read at least 4 books from the 22 nominated books to be eligible to vote.  Students have until March 12th to vote.  The winner will be announced the week before spring break.  All nominated books are available in the OPRFHS library.

There are also paper ballots available in the library.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Julianne Moore on the importance of school libraries





Julianne Moore, award winning actress and bestselling author, will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2015 observance and 30th anniversary of School Library Month (SLM) which is celebrated in April.


“School libraries are the best. I grew up spending most of my time in them. I really depended on librarians to guide me, and I am forever in their debt. School libraries make a difference,” said Moore. “I moved around a lot as a young child, and the first place I would visit in a new place was the school library. The librarians guided me, encouraged me, and set the stage for my lifelong love of reading. As educators, school librarians have a tremendous impact on our students’ personal and intellectual growth. School libraries foster creativity, innovation, play, and experimentation and offer a nurturing, and safe place for children to learn. I have a lot of love for librarians.”