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15 Schools, Libraries and Bookstores Win 2017 Children’s Book Week Contest

Each Wins 28 Award Finalists to Donate to Local Charity

Every Child a Reader is proud to announce the 15 winners of the 2017 Children’s Book Week Contest. In celebration of the 98th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, 705 libraries, schools, and bookstores were invited in May of this year to enter a national display contest around the theme of “One World, Many Stories.” In recognition of this award, the following 15 libraries, schools and indie bookstores will be giving 28 children’s books – one each of the 28 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards  – to donate to a local charity of their choice.

The winning locations and their local charities:

Braselton Library, Braselton, GA – donating to Eagle Ranch 

Chapters Books, Galax, VA – donating to Rooftop of Virginia

Copperfield’s, Petaluma, CA – donating to Mentor Me Petaluma

Creston Middle School. Indianapolis, IN – donating to special needs students at Creston Middle School (who assisted in creating the display)

Cub Run Elementary School, Penn Laird, VA – donating to the Cub Run school library

Hart County Public Library, Hartwell, GA – donating to The Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence

Juneau Public Library, Juneau, AK – donating to the Zach Gordon Youth Center and the AWARE Shelter

Little Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY – donating to the Ronald McDonald House and the upstate NY United Jewish Federation

Meridian Library District, Meridian, ID – donating to Family Advocates

Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN – donating to St. Paul City Schools

River Lights Bookstore, Dubuque, IA – donating to Multicultural Family Center

Roswell Public Library in Roswell, NM – donating to CFDY and Assurance Home

Square Books Jr., Oxford, MS – donating to Lafayette County Literacy Council

Treehouse Toys, Portland, ME – donating to Camp Sunshine

Wallkill Public Library, Wallkill, NY – donating to Orange Regional Medical Center

See all the display contest entry photos here.

See donation photos here.

Every Child a Reader
is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity whose popular national programs include Children’s Book Week, the longest-running literacy initiative in the country; the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the only book awards chosen by children and teens; and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program, in partnership with the Library of Congress. Launched in 1919, Children’s Book Week will celebrate its 100th anniversary in May 2019. Launched in 2008, the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens.


Contact: Shaina Birkhead, shaina.birkhead@cbcbooks.org

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