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Connecticut's Nutmeg Book Award

It's time to vote for the 2014 Nutmeg Book Awards!

Teachers and Librarians, please use the printable ballots or the link to the Google Form to collect individual votes at your school/library. When you have all the votes collected, use the survey monkey links below to submit your total votes. Please only submit one time per school/library.

Voting will close on April 30th.

Results will be announced on or by May 15th

If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Sadowski Ksadowski@coventryct.org or Pamela Dear DearP@guilford.k12.ct.us

Intermediate voting link - SUBMIT ONE TIME PER SCHOOL/LIBRARY


High School voting link - SUBMIT ONE TIME PER SCHOOL/LIBRARY https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D8BHXKK


Printable ballots (to collect individual votes at your school/library):

Intermediate / Teen Ballots http://www.nutmegaward.org/print/2014/IntermediateBallot.pdf

High School / Teen Ballots http://www.nutmegaward.org/print/2014/BallotsHSTeen2014.pdf

Google Forms (to collect individual votes at your school/library):

You can have students vote online for your school tally using Google Forms. Please note that this does not submit the vote directly to the state. You still need to use the survey monkey link to submit your students' votes.

Here is a copy of a Google Form you can copy and use in your library.

Here's how:

            Log into Google

            Click on one of the links below

            Go to your Google Drive. The Google Form spreadsheet for voting should be listed as one of your files.

            Check the box next to the file

            New menu choices should now appear across the top of your file list.

            Click on More, then choose the option to Make a copy

            You should now have 2 new files that says 'Copy of 2014 Teen (or Intermediate or High School) Nutmeg Voting'  and one that says 'Copy of 2014 Teen (or Intermediate or High School) Nutmeg Voting (Responses)'

            You are now the owners of these copied files and you can rename, personalize for your library, and view the results.

Intermediate http://tinyurl.com/lmvh3yt

Teen http://tinyurl.com/n8gu6av

High School http://tinyurl.com/l28367d

If you need more help, let me know and I will do my best to help you via email lgarofalo@ellingtonschools.netmailto:lgarofalo@ellingtonschools.net

Lisa Garofalo
Secretary, Nutmeg Book Award Steering Committee Co-Chair 2014 High School Selection Committee

Intermediate and Teen Nominees 2014 (color)

Intermediate and Teen Nominees 2014 (black & white)

             Intermediate: Grades 4-6

             Teen:  Grades 7-8

High School Nominees 2014 (color)

High School Nominees 2014 (black & white)

              High School: Grades 9-12

Order Form for 2014 Nutmeg labels and bookmarks. Please print out the order form and send it in.  Thanks for your support!

Ballots High School and Teen Nominees

Ballots Intermediate and Teen

Book Discussion Guides for 2014 Nutmeg Nominees:



High School


The 2015 Nutmeg nominees will be announced in early May.

Order Form for 2015 Nutmeg labels and bookmarks.  Please print out the order form and send it in. 

If you have any questions, please contact the corresponding Selection Chairperson:

2016 High School Selection Committee:  Heather Aronson heatherszaley@yahoo.com or Amy Schumann aschumann@bethellibrary.org

2016 Teen Selection Committee:  Kelley Gile kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

2016 Intermediate Selection Committee: Libby Mueller libby@ejmueller.com or Claire Moore cmoore@darienlibrary.org

2016 Elementary Selection Committee:  Ann Chase achasek@gmail.com or Lori Andrada andradal@newhtfd.org

General questions can be sent to the co-steering chairs:  Pamela Dear DearP@guilford.k12.ct.us or Kristi Sadowski Ksadowski@coventryct.org

Nutmeg Timeline:

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 or about February 15th 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 15th:   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.

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About the Nutmeg Book Award

The Nutmeg BookAward encourages children in grades 4-12 to read quality literature andto choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Jointlysponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL),the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children's librarians and schoollibrary media specialists who are members of our sponsoring organizations.

For more information about Connecticut's state book award, the Nutmeg Award, please see the following pages:

FAQ | Nutmeg Timeline | Bylaws | Committee Members   | Promotional Materials