Fall Favorites… Staff Picks & Award Books

As summer winds down and you head back to school, we have a few options to help you get into the reading groove again. We’re heading into the next season, which calls for a new Staff Picks List and the Illinois State Award Booklists. Stop in and explore the two displays next to the Youth Services desk. These lists are full of good choices when you don’t know where to start!

It’s always fun to think about the books we have enjoyed and recommend them to you.

The start of school brings the challenge of seeing how many of the State Award Nominees you can read in order to vote to help choose a winner in the Spring. You can pick up a list of books or grab a Bingo sheet as a different way to keep track!

Below are each of the lists with an online link:

Monarch Award Grades K-3

Bluestem Award Grades 3-5

Caudill Award Grades 4-8:

Back to school + back to books = back to the library… See you soon!