Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

Each year, Indiana librarians nominate five picture books with high artistic quality and compelling narratives that support early literacy, but it is children who ultimately decide the winner. The Indiana Firefly Award is an initiative of the Indiana Center for the Book that gives children ages 0-5 the opportunity to cast their vote on which nominated title is their favorite. Votes will be collected at each of our ten locations and online each Spring until July 31.

How to Vote

Participating in the voting process is easy.

  1. To vote on paper, go to any St. Joe County Public Library location and ask for a voting form.
  2. Make sure you and your child have read all the books available, then help your child circle their favorite book on the voting form.
  3. Return the voting form to your branch. Each branch has voting boxes to make the experience even more special. If you prefer to vote online, you can go directly to the online voting form. Ballots will be accepted until July 31.

Questions about the Firefly Award can be sent to the Emily Lovell, Early Literacy Librarian at

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