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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 a list 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.

Be part of the action:

Book Club

Learn more about this year's Maud Hart Lovelace nominees through games and activities, then vote for your favorite book! Join us for snacks and great book discussion on the first Saturday of the month at the Hamline Midway Library

Bookmark Design Contest

Design a bookmark promoting your favorite Minnesota Youth Reading Award book. Winners will receive a $40 gift card to Wet Paint, Michael’s, Barnes & Noble, Half Priced Books or Red Balloon, and will have their artwork made into real bookmarks and distributed throughout Saint Paul! Contest runs January 15 - March 15 and is open to kids in grades K-8. Entry form can be found here. Winners will be announced at final party (see below).


There will be voting boxes at every Saint Paul Public Public Library location during March. Stop by and vote for your favorite books!

Final Party

Join us for a final party to celebrate the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards. We'll announce the winners of the bookmark design contest. Snacks, crafts, games, fun! Sunday, April 17, 2 p.m., Arlington Hills Community Center.


Division I

Division II


Star of the North

Find lists of the nominated books and more information about the awards here.

Call 651-266-7034 for more information.