Starting on May 1st with the public announcement of the
nominees, and continuing through summer reading and during the school year from
September-April, students read the current year's nominees. By April
30th readers vote in their school or public library for their favorite book
from the current year's nominees to determine the current year's Nutmeg Book
On or about May 15th, the winning books from the April voting
Each year, committee members
read many titles to decide on the final listing of nominees. On or about October 1st, student & librarian
selection committee applications are posted to the website. These
applications are due on or around December 1st and the committee
(co)chairs then choose their committees. The committee members read from
January to November, determining a final list of nominees.
about February 15th, the nominated titles chosen by each committee are
announced to Connecticut librarians only. These nominated
titles are then announced publicly on May 1st. Students read
the nominees from May through April, voting in their school or public library
for their favorite title by April 30th. On or about May 15th the winning
titles are announced.
Nutmeg by date:
By April 30
Readers vote in their school or public library for their favorite book from the
current year's nominees to determine the Nutmeg Book Award winner.
The winning title for the current year's Nutmeg Award is
February - May
Nominated titles for the next year's Nutmeg Award are
announced privately to Connecticut librarians (on or about
February 15th) and then publicly (May 1st) and publicity materials
(bookmarks and spine labels) are made available.
Promotional materials orders will be accepted and filled while supplies last.
June - September
Public libraries sponsor summer reading programs featuring Nutmeg nominees.
Schools add Nutmeg books to their summer reading lists.
September - April
Students continue to read the Nutmeg nominees in schools and public libraries
across the state. Students in grades 6-7 and grades 8-9 may apply to be members
of the Intermediate and Teen Nutmeg Selection Committees respectively.
Students in grades 10-11 may serve on the High School Nutmeg Selection
Committee. Applications to serve on a committee are posted on the website on or
about October 1st and have a due date on or around December 1. Each
consists of essays, an application, and teacher recommendation. Committee
members read numerous titles from January through November in order to choose a
final list of nominees. See our Participation page for more information.
Readers vote for their favorite book to determine the year's Nutmeg Book Award winner! Submit
your organization's votes online to the Nutmeg Book Award Chair by April 30.
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