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Next Flume Award and LibGuide!

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

Check out Nancy Keane’s Flume LibGuide!

Flume Award Voting Deadline is This Week!

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.

Seeking More Flume Nominations

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:.

Ann Hoey
Youth Services Coordinator
NH State Library

Join YALS!

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.

Your $5 –

  • Gives you voting privileges for elections and other policy decisions.
  • Invites you to attend bimonthly meetings (no meeting in summer) to discuss issues in teen services, programming ideas, and new materials and network with other library staff serving teens.
  • 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).

Join us, we are a fun group. Connect and Engage!

Barb Ballou, Children’s Librarian
Whipple Free Library, New Boston
YALS President

2015 Flume Award Nomination Form

Nominations Wanted!
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.

Nomination criteria:

  • 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;

2014 Flume Award Nominees and Timeline

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.

2013 Flume Award Winner

The 2013 Winner of the Flume Award is: Divergent by Veronica Roth