What Is It?
The Flume: NH Teen Reader’s Choice Award was created in 2005 in response to a New Hampshire teen’s request to have a book award geared towards high school students. This award is a state-wide venture led by a collaborative effort from school and public librarians. Each year teens nominate titles, published within the last two years, they think deserve to be recognized. Librarians narrow the group of titles to a shorter list. Teens then vote for the winning title from that list.
What’s The Nomination Criteria?
Titles must be nominated by teens in grades 9-12, can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to this age group. They must have a publication date 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.
Past Winners and Nominees
For Teens (Grades 9-12)
Teens! Your help is needed to choose the 2014 Flume Award winner!
Read the books on the 2014 nominees list, then cast your vote for the book you think deserves to be the winner (voting deadline is April 18, 2014). See your local librarian for more details!
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.
NH State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
*About the Logo:
Thank you Nicole Copple of Keene for creating the logo for this award!
“My name is Nicole Marie Copple and I’m 16 years old. I’m a sophomore at Keene High School. I’ve always been interested in art as long as I can remember. In elementary school I always remember it being the most fun class for me. In middle school I still loved art and was pretty good at it. I remember always feeling anxious to get into the high school level classes because I remember walking down the halls when I was younger and looking at all the art hanging up in awe. I kept telling myself I was going to be that good someday. Now that I’m here at the high school, I’m learning a lot and I can’t wait to go to college to learn more about art.”