Perma-Bound is partnering with the Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Awards to offer an exciting grant opportunity. Apply now!

Application deadline for the 2020 Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award Perma-Bound grants has been extended to May 1.  Grant requirements have changed due to the current pandemic situation. Please contact Ellie Kirchner ( with further questions.

This book grant is designed to give more children access to great books, and provide them opportunities to be actively engaged in reading and the democratic process as they use their votes to determine the next Buckeye Book Award winners.

More information and the current application can be found here. Questions can be directed to Ellie Kirchner at

Previous Winners Showcase


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.”

Additional documentation from Union Elementary School


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.”