Vote for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

April 9, 2024 | By: Emily Lovell

By: Emily Lovell

Each year, Indiana librarians nominate five picture books with high artistic quality and compelling narratives for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award. It is children who ultimately decide the winner. Children ages 0-5 can vote for their favorite Firefly nominee at any of our ten locations or online from April 8th through July 31st.

This award encourages children and caregivers to interact with one another while reading.  During the months of April and May, each of our ten branches will have a display featuring all five Firefly books for you to read. Activities based on each book will rotate between locations.

How to Vote
It’s easy!

  • To vote on paper, go to any St. Joe County Public Library location and ask for a voting ballot. If you prefer to vote online, you can go directly to the online voting form.
  • Read all five books, then place a check mark beside your child’s favorite book.
  • Return the voting ballot to the ballot jars at each branch.  Ballots will be accepted until July 31st.
  • Don’t forget to pick up your prize from the desk before you leave.  Your child will receive a mini Bubble Party, a reading sticker, and the chance to add a firefly stamp to our Firefly Jar.

We’re excited for you and your children to read these great books, on fun subjects such as baby animals, family, and firefighters. We can’t wait to see which book your children will choose!

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