I Read! I Vote!

Do you like books?
Do you like telling people what you think?
Are you a kid?

Every year the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards puts out lists of books for kids to read and then asks them to vote for their favorites during the month of March. The only votes that count are kid votes!

From October through April, the Saint Paul Public Library will be offering lots of fun activities based on these awards, which are divided into three age groups:The Star of the North Award for grades K-2 and The Maud Hart Lovelace Awards: Division I for grades 3-5 and Division II for grades 6-8.

Winners of the Bookmark Design Contest will be announced on April 23.

Design a bookmark promoting your favorite Minnesota Youth Reading Awards nominated book. Winners will receive a $40 gift card to Wet Paint, Michael’s, Barnes & Noble, Half Priced Books or Red Balloon and have their bookmarks printed and distributed throughout Saint Paul. Open to kids in grades K-8. Contest ends March 15. 

Email your artwork and application to ireadivotebookmarks@gmail.com, or give the form to a Saint Paul Public Library staff person before March 15. Download the contest entry form.

Grand Finalé Celebration

Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m., Rondo Library

Join us for a final party to celebrate the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards. All bookmark design contest entries will be on display, and winners will be announced at the party! Enjoy snacks, crafts, games, and other fun activities.


Division I (grades 3 - 5)

Division II (grades 6 - 8)

Star of the North (grades K-2)