APPLICATIONS FOR 2016 NUTMEG SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
We are currently accepting applications from students and school or public librarians who are interested in serving on a 2016 Nutmeg Selection Committee. These committees will start meeting in early 2014 and will be working together through November 2014. All applications and recommendation letters must be received by Sunday, December 15, 2013. You will be notified before New Year's Day if you have or have not been selected to be on one of the committees.
At this time we are not accepting applications from high school seniors and will not have student readers on the Elementary Book Award Selection Committee. We'd like to have students submit the applications electronically, but, if needed, you can print out the form and attach the essays to be mailed to the chairperson(s).
The timeline of the Nutmeg Book Award has shifted to match the school year instead of the calendar year. The new list will be announced to CASL & CLA members on February 14th and to the public on May 1st; just in time to kick off summer reading. Students will then read the nominees throughout the summer and the following school year. Voting will take place in April.
Here is a breakdown of the new dates:
October 1st: Student & librarian selection committee applications are posted to website December 15th: Student & librarian selection committee applications due February 14th: CASL/CLA top secret announcement of nominees April: Student Voting (all votes in by April 30th) May 1st: Public announcement of nominated books for the following year May 15th: Winning books from April voting are announced
We are also proud to share that The Nutmeg Book Award is growing!
We currently have the Intermediate Award for students in grades 4-6, the Teen Award for students in grades 7-8, and the new 2014 High School Award for students in grades 9-12.
Starting in 2015, there will be a fourth level to the award for students in grades 2-4. With these additions, The Nutmeg Book Award will be an important part of literacy from elementary school right through high school graduation!
If you have any questions about these changes, please contact Pamela Dear dearp [at] guilford.k12.ct.us or Kristi Sadowski ksadowski [at] coventryct.org, Co-Chairs of the Nutmeg Steering Committee.