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Ruthven Public Library Receives Iowa Association of School Librarians Award Sets

This article tells about the 3 award sets of books the Ruthven Public Library recently received through a donation from the Friends of the Library.

The Ruthven Public Library will be adding three sets of books to its collection for the third consecutive year thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library. The award sets include: the Iowa Children's Choice Award, the Iowa Teen Award, and the Iowa High School Award. All of these are administered by the Iowa Association of School Librarians, a subdivision of the Iowa Library Association. I have taken the following information from the website below:

Iowa Children's Choice Award

The purposes of the Iowa Children's Choice Award are:
• to encourage children to read more and better books.
• to discriminate in choosing worthwhile books.
• to provide an avenue for positive dialogue between
teacher, parent, and children about books and authors.
• to give recognition to those who write books for
children.
The award is unique in that it gives children an opportunity
to choose the book to receive the award and to suggest
books for the yearly reading list.
Selection Criteria
Books chosen for the master list are those written by
American authors within the last five years. Titles are
fiction or nonfiction, with a wide range of interests and
reading levels appropriate for children in grades three
through six. No textbooks are included.

Iowa Teen Award

Early teens in Iowa, grades 6-9, are encouraged to participate in the Iowa Teen
Award program. Participating students read books from an annual list of books and
vote for their favorite title.

Iowa High School Award (IHSBA)

The Purpose of IHSBA
1. To provide Iowa students in
Grades 9-12 with a diversified,
quality reading list.
2. To promote leisure reading
among Iowa students in Grades 9-12.

In all, this donation comprises 51 titles being added to the collection for ages from 8 to adult. Come check one out today!

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