This year, students in grades 9-12 will be voting again for the Flume Award in October. The new list of Flume Award books will be promoted over the summer and early fall, and teens will vote for their favorite book on the list by October 23, 2015—the end of Teen Read Week.
All libraries that send in Flume votes by the voting deadline will be entered into a raffle to win the 2016 set of Flume Award titles.
For more information, please visit the Flume Award page at http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/book-awards/flume/
Check out Nancy Keane’s Flume LibGuide!
Please encourage teens to vote for their favorite title on the 2015 Flume Award list. The deadline to submit vote tallies is this Friday, May 1.
Materials to use for ballots and a link to the online voting tally submission form can be found on the Flume webpage.
We are looking for more nominations for the next Flume Award! Please encourage teens to submit their nominations of their favorite titles by Friday, January 30. Teens can enter their nominations using the online form link on the following page:
Thanks for supporting this NH award.
If you have questions, contact:.
Youth Services Coordinator
NH State Library
Have you thought about joining YALS? It’s very easy to do. When you renew your NHLA membership, just check off the box next to YALS. It only adds $5 to your overall cost.
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- Gives you voting privileges for elections and other policy decisions.
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- Gives you discount registration fees for YALS conferences and workshops.
- Gives you the opportunity to serve as YALS delegate to other library associations (NERTL, YALSA, NHSLMA).
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Barb Ballou, Children’s Librarian
Whipple Free Library, New Boston
The online nomination form for the 2015 Flume Award is now available.
The link can be found on the Flume Award web pages.
Nominations are due by January 14, 2014.
- Titles must be nominated by NH teens in grades 9-12
- Nominations can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to teens in the grades 9-12 age group
- The book publication date must be within the last two years.
- If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn’t have to read the other books in the series to understand what’s going on.
If you have any questions, please contact Ann Hoey (603-271-2865; Ann.Hoey@dcr.nh.gov)
The 2014 nominees are:
Across the Universe – Beth Revis
Ask the Passengers – A. S. King
Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
Death Cloud – Andy Lane
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Heist Society – Ally Carter
Monument 14 – Emmy Laybourne
Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
Shadows on the Moon – Zoe Marriott
Flume Award Timeline of Events for Librarians
Promote the following year’s list of ten books selected in April. Using templates, make and distribute bookmarks, do a display, etc.
Solicit nominations from teens for the next Flume Award cycle (two calendar years from December. So, if it is December 2013, you will be asking for suggestions for the 2015 nominees.)
Continue to promote the current Flume Award list of nominees.
Encourage teens to vote for their favorite book on the list. Create your own ballots/voting system.
April-May voting deadline
Tally votes and send vote tally to Ann Hoey.
Winner of current year’s Flume Award announced. Next year’s list of nominees announced and promotional materials are put up on website. Order new titles. Collaborate with school/public library counterpart to plan promotion and voting.
The 2013 Winner of the Flume Award is: Divergent by Veronica Roth
The winner of the 2007 Flume Award winner has been announced, and it is Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Twilight garnered 129 votes out of the total 531 votes cast. The other titles earned the following votes:
The Truth about Forever – 82
Velocity – 53
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment – 41
A Great and Terrible Beauty – 38
Haunted – 37
Tithe – 35
The Burn Journals – 29
Powder Monkey – 24
Looking for Alaska – 23
I am the Messenger – 19
The Geography Club – 15
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp – 8
Thank you to all of you who promoted the Flume Award titles and accepted and submitted votes from students. Check the Flume Award website in a couple of weeks for the new 2008 list!