Great Stone Face voting takes place during the month of April. Ballots are cast by children in grades 4-6 in libraries and schools all over the state. Librarians then tally those votes and send them to the Great Stone Face Committee for inclusion in the grand total.
The current contact for sending your votes is Sarah Hydorn, Amherst Public Library. The deadline for receiving votes is April 30, so if you are mailing your votes, please make sure to allow enough time for them to arrive. The votes are tallied and the results are announced at the annual spring NHLA or NHSLMA conference. This year, we’ll announce the results at the NHLA Spring Conference on May 5.
Online voting is encouraged, but we are happy to accept votes via email or snailmail, too—whichever method you’re most comfortable using. You may print out a tally form by clicking here. We appreciate your time and energy in promoting the Great Stone Face List in your town! The link to the online voting form is HERE.
This just in from the Great Stone Face Committee!
Online voting is EASY and FUN! We had great results with this new method of tabulating votes last year, and we’d like to get even more people participating in our online vote this year. Sarah Hydorn promises that she’ll still email you, to let you know that, yes, your votes really did get added to the total—so we’re not losing the personal touch! It’s just that with online voting, the actual counting is so much easier, and probably more accurate! Give it a try—you’ll be glad you did. And, we will be very glad you did!
Click on the story-time owl for conference information!
Please join us at the Beane Center in Laconia on Thursday, October 27th for our annual fall conference, sponsored by Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire (CHILIS-NH).
This year, we’ll focus on protecting our youngest patrons with expert advice from local law enforcement and the New Hampshire chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. We’ll wrap up the day with a variety of ideas from seasoned professionals for taking your story times up a notch.
As always, we’ll conduct a business meeting, elect new officers, have raffles and delicious food, and ample opportunity for networking and sharing our successes and challenges.
See you soon! ~your CHILIS-NH Board
Click on the image above to see the complete voting results!
Check out the page NH Summer Reading & the Boston Bruins under the Summer Reading menu tab above for all the amazing details. Fun, prizes, and incentives for everyone. CHILIS thanks the Boston Bruins organization for its support of kids and reading in New Hampshire. When you read, you score!
You can now report the results of your school’s or library’s votes for the winner of the Great Stone Face Award by completing an online form at http://goo.gl/forms/J2JRwqYVqV . Please note: please use this form to report vote tallies. It should not be used to conduct online voting with kids.
By following the link provided, your vote tallies can easily be added to our totals, and the results can be quickly tabulated. Sarah Hydorn, who has been the official vote-counter for many years, is thrilled!! She strongly encourages you to use this option, although, of course, any vote tallies she receives, be they online, email, or snail mail, will be gratefully added to our totals. Please follow the link, take a look at the form, and enter your vote tallies as soon as you have them–we think you’ll agree that it’s easy to do!
As always, thank you so much for your participation—we couldn’t do it without you!
Deadline for vote tallies is April 30, 2016.
The winner of the Great State Face Award will be announced at the NHSLMA conference on May 12, 2016.
If you have questions, please contact Sarah at email@example.com
- For the full Board, click on the image.
Executive Board (voting members)
President: Kristen Paradise, Rodgers Memorial Library
194 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051
Liz Gotauco, Merrimack Public Library
470 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054
Immediate Past President: Tara McKenzie, Conway Public Library
15 East Main St/PO Box 2100, Conway, NH 03818
Nicole Giroux, Derry Public Library64 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038
Judith G. Russell, Converse Free Public Library
38 Union Street, Lyme, NH 03768
Congratulations to Chris Grabenstein, author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library! We’re already mentioned on his website and his Twitter feed, @CGrabenstein, too!
With 762 votes, Mr. Lemoncello narrowly edged out Cardboard, the graphic novel by Doug TenNapel, followed by Mathlete vs. Athlete, by W.C. Mack.
For the complete tallies, and information on next year’s nominees, click on Awards in the menu above, then select Great Stone Face Book Award.
Thanks to all who participated!