We are happy to announce the winners of the 2018 Perma-Bound Buckeye Book Awards Programming Grant. Educators or librarians who work with children in the grade ranges of K-12 in Ohio applied for a grant to use the awarded books in activities or programs that promote literacy, give more children access to great books and get children and teens involved in the Buckeye Book Award voting process. The winners are:
- K-2: Martie Yunker, Evergreen Community Library
- 3-5: Anne Larr, Union Elementary School
- 6-8: Heather Fallis, Bowling Green Middle School
- Teen: Jennifer Seebauer, Teays Valley West Middle School
The winners of this grant won three copies each of the top five nominees in their grade level, for a total of 15 books, from Perma-Bound. Applications were judged on criteria including the creativity of programming proposals, the number of children that will be engaged in the activities, and the emphasis placed on increasing literacy and involvement in the Buckeye Book Award voting process over time. Special consideration was also given to schools and organizations demonstrating financial need.
Next year’s grant application process will open shortly after the new year, so check back here for details and the application. Congratulations to our winners!
Martie Yunker, Evergreen Community Library
“Our children’s librarian will read the Buckeye Children’s Book Award Nominees in the fall to all of the students in kindergarten through fourth grades at both the public and private schools in our district during her weekly school visits and invite them to vote for their favorite at the Evergreen Community Library. We will have a display of the books with a voting box for children to cast their vote at the library. We will also have a random drawing including those children that did cast a vote and five lucky winners will receive a copy of a book given by the grant.”
Anne Larr, Union Elementary School
“At library time each week, Union Elementary students will enjoy one of the award nominated books and participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Mathematics) activities based on the book. Students will also create posters, decorate the library with patriotic banners and streams, and finally vote for their favorite book. Union’s winning book title will be entered into the Buckeye Children’s Award voting.”
Heather Fallis, Bowling Green Middle School
Jennifer Seebauer, Teays Valley West Middle School
“Students will become Buckeye Book Award Ambassadors. As students read the nominees, they will promote & advocate for a book to the school population. This will lead to school-wide participation in the Buckeye Book Award voting in the fall.”