York Children’s Book Award

York Explore EntranceAs well as being the year of the Olympics and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, 2012 is the year when residents of York celebrate 800 years of York being a self-governing city. ¬†As part of the York 800 celebrations, the York Libraries Children’s Book Award will be finding York’s favourite children’s picture and story book of all time.

Nominations are now open and you can nominate your favourite book by completing a form that is available in all libraries. Alternatively you can make your nomination online through the library website (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YorkChildrensBookAwards). Nominations will close on Friday 27th April.

A shortlist will then be compiled of the five favourite books in the two categories. The shortlist will be announced on Saturday 9th June when voting for the final winners will begin. Again you’ll be able to vote online or by completing a form at your local library.

Children will be encouraged to read the nominated books through school and library reading groups and the picture books will be read at the under 5s story sessions.  Children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge will also be encouraged to read the books and vote for their favourites.

Voting will close on Sunday 16th September and the winners will be announced at a Grand Award Ceremony at Explore York Library.

Also, keep an eye on the ‘North’ section of our website for details of York 800 celebrations, which will involve children’s events in libraries throughout the city.

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