Great Stone Face voting takes place during the month of April. Ballots are cast by children in grades 4-6 in libraries and schools all over the state. Librarians then tally those votes and send them to the Great Stone Face Committee for inclusion in the grand total.
The current contact for sending your votes is Sarah Hydorn, Amherst Public Library. The deadline for receiving votes is April 30, so if you are mailing your votes, please make sure to allow enough time for them to arrive. The votes are tallied and the results are announced at the annual spring NHLA or NHSLMA conference. This year, we’ll announce the results at the NHLA Spring Conference on May 5.
Online voting is encouraged, but we are happy to accept votes via email or snailmail, too—whichever method you’re most comfortable using. You may print out a tally form by clicking here. We appreciate your time and energy in promoting the Great Stone Face List in your town! The link to the online voting form is HERE.
This just in from the Great Stone Face Committee!
Online voting is EASY and FUN! We had great results with this new method of tabulating votes last year, and we’d like to get even more people participating in our online vote this year. Sarah Hydorn promises that she’ll still email you, to let you know that, yes, your votes really did get added to the total—so we’re not losing the personal touch! It’s just that with online voting, the actual counting is so much easier, and probably more accurate! Give it a try—you’ll be glad you did. And, we will be very glad you did!
Click on the image above to see the complete voting results!
Congratulations to Chris Grabenstein, author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library! We’re already mentioned on his website and his Twitter feed, @CGrabenstein, too!
With 762 votes, Mr. Lemoncello narrowly edged out Cardboard, the graphic novel by Doug TenNapel, followed by Mathlete vs. Athlete, by W.C. Mack.
For the complete tallies, and information on next year’s nominees, click on Awards in the menu above, then select Great Stone Face Book Award.
Thanks to all who participated!
The New Hampshire School Library Media Association invites members of CHILIS to attend an afternoon of children’s programs at the NHSLMA’s annual Spring Conference on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Mountain View Grand from 1:15-4:30. Please see the registration form for schedule and directions: NHSLMAconfCHILIS2013
The afternoon will feature the Great Stone Face Tea and book talks by Chris Rose. Attendees will also be able to visit the exhibits, the Children’s Book Review and the bookstore.
Cost of registration is $35 for CHILIS members only. Number of registrants is limited, so send your registration form along with a check for $35 payable to NHSLMA to Ann Hoey at the State Library by April 30, 2013.
Avi, winner of the 2011 Great Stone Face Award for Murder at Midnight, sent a very kind letter of thanks to the committee and to the children of New Hampshire:
The 2011 winners of the Great Stone Face and Isinglass book awards were announced at the New Hampshire Library Association’s annual spring conference on May 5th and 6th. These awards are sponsored by CHILIS, and are chosen by youth from across the state. The Great Stone Face Book Award winner, chosen by kids in grades 4 to 6, is Murder at Midnight by Avi. The winner of the Isinglass Teen Read Award, chosen by teens in grades 7 and 8, is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Visit the Great Stone Face and Isinglass websites for information about the 2011-2012 nominees.
The 2010 winners of the Great Stone Face and Isinglass book awards were announced at the New Hampshire Library Association’s annual spring conference on May 13th and 14th. These awards are sponsored by CHILIS, and are chosen by youth from across the state. The Great Stone Face Book Award winner, chosen by kids in grades 4 to 6, is Swindle by Gordon Korman. The winner of the Isinglass Teen Read Award, chosen by teens in grades 7 and 8, is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
The Great Stone Face and Isinglass websites have further information, including:
- lists of the 2010-2011 nominees
- lists of past winners
- award criteria
- committee information
- order forms for things such as bookmarks and posters
Those are just a few of the resources available, so do take advantage of those sites. If you have additional questions or feedback, the chairs’ contact information is available here.
Thanks to all the libraries that helped to raise money for the Great Stone Face Award by distributing vouchers for the Barnes and Noble fundraiser! Many librarians played a role in helping to get the word out about this two-day event on April 20th and 21st – the beautiful weather translated into slow business in general for the Barnes and Noble stores, but thanks again to all who participated!
The Salem store voucher for the upcoming Barnes & Noble fundraiser event is now available! Just click on the link below. To simplify life, I’ve also provided links to the other vouchers already posted on the blog earlier.
Remember, any voucher can be used in any store. They are different only in announcing different events at the different stores. Also, don’t forget to contact Sean Fleming at 448-2459, or email him at email@example.com, to volunteer.