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 clickingHere. 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.
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