I Read! I Vote!

Do you like books? Do you like telling people what you think?

Are you a kid?

Every year the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards puts out lists of books for kids to read and then asks them to vote for their favorites during the month of March. The only votes that count are kid votes!

From October through April, the Saint Paul Public Library will be offering lots of fun activities based on these awards, which are divided into three age groups:The Star of the North Award for grades K-2 and The Maud Hart Lovelace Awards: Division I for grades 3-5 and Division II for grades 6-8.

Congratulations to the Bookmark Contest Winners!

Winners were chosen by a panel of three judges, including Mayor Melvin Carter, Superintendent Joe Gothard, and Library Director Catherine Penkert.


I read I vote bookmark winners


Star of the North: Abdoh Hamdan (1st grade), inspired by The Night Gardener by Terry Fan, Eric Fan

Maud Hart Division I: Livina Schubert (5th grade), inspired by The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye

Maud Hart Division II: Lucy Selly (6th grade), inspired by The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


Division I (grades 3 - 5)

Division II (grades 6 - 8)

Star of the North (grades K-2)