[kids-lib] Oregon Reader's Choice Award planning resources

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Sep 19 09:38:09 PDT 2013

Now might be time to plan out how you are going to promote Oregon's only student selected book award directed at 9-18 year olds. This is the fourth year of the ORCA (Oregon Reader's Choice Award) and it is free for all students, schools, and libraries to participate. There are 3 divisions (Upper Elementary, Middle School, and High School) and you get to choose which grades/students would best fit in those criteria.

You can get information about the books and promotional materials at the ORCA homepage

Plus, students and adults can post comments, as well as get information and promotional materials, at the ORCA blog

Students have up through the end of March to read at least 2 books in any one division in order to vote. It's a great way to encourage students to read, especially to break out of their comfortable base, since the 8 books in each division cover a wide range of genres. It's also a great way to involve students, since they get to suggest books that will eventually become the official ORCA Nominees.

You can find Prezis, booktalks, and bookmarks on the websites http://www.olaweb.org/orca.

Also, there will be a session at the October 12th OASL Conference to get a hands on experience of how to promote and run the ORCA at your library or school.

If you know anyone who works at a library, who is not on this listserv, please forward the message on to them.

If you have any questions, you can send an email to orca at olaweb.org<mailto:orca at olaweb.org>.

ORCA is co-sponsored by 3 OLA divisions (CSD, OASL, and OYAN), plus the Oregon Reading Association (ORA) and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA).

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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