The library at Our Lady of Guadalupe encourages students to read a variety of books. One method to encourage students to read is by exposing them to a variety of books which have been nominated for different types of awards.
Each year a wide variety of books are suggested by librarians, teachers and students throughout the state. After much reading and debating, the Evergreen Award Committee narrows this list down to ten that represent a mix of teen-appealing titles. The nominated titles are announced in mid April.
The Young Reader’s Choice Award showcases books that are popular with young readers in the Pacific Northwest and have been submitted for nomination by a student, teacher, librarian, or parent in our area. After the nomination, books are reviewed by a committee and a list of books is generated for students to read. In the spring, they have the opportunity to vote for their favorite selection. The books are broken up into different age appropriate reading levels Junior (4-6) Intermediate (7-9) and Senior (10-12).
The Sasquatch Award is sponsored by the Washington Library Association. Often times there will be an overlap of books nominated for both YRC and the Sasquatch Award.
Otter stands for Our Time To Enjoy Reading. The books selected for the Otter Award are books designed for emergent and transitional readers (K-3). The Otter Award is sponsored by the Washington Library Media Association and was established in 2015.
The WCCPBA is sponsored by the Washington Library Association. Students in Kindergarten through grade three listen to the books during library class time at school and complete an activity related to the book. In the spring they vote for their favorite book.