A Voice for Teen Literature

The Rhode Island Teen Book Award is a collaborative project of the School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLoRI) and the Rhode Island Library Assocation (RILA).

The goal of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award is to promote quality literature for teens by highlighting well-written books that will be of interest to those between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age. It is the hope of the committee that by allowing teens to select the winner from each year's list of nominees, teens will be encouraged to not only read more, but also discuss the books they are reading with their friends and family at school, the local library, and at home.

Current RITBA Committee Membership:

Chair: Stephanie Barta (Louttit Library)  

Vice Chair: Jennifer Beiermann (Warwick Public Library)

Secretary: Donna Broomfield (Woonsockett High School)

Treasurer: Brandi Fong (South Kingstown Public Library)

Social Media and Publicity:

Colleen LeCompte (Newport Public Library)


Linda Archetto (Cranston Public Library), Jennifer Beiermann (Warwick Public Library), Jillian Belanger (Dept. of Education), Ellen Bennett (Cranston Public Library), Eric Caswell (Westerly Public Library), Natalie Coolen (Providence Community Library), Thea Deconti (Providence Career and Technical Academy), Joan Eldredge-Mouradjian (Narragansett Pier Middle School), Lee-Ann Galli (Narragansett Public Library),  Jennifer Gasrow (Jesse Smith Library), Danielle Grise (Portsmouth High School), Rhonda Hevenor (Greenville Public Library), Diane Hogan (East Greenwich Public Library), Sarah Hunicke (Portsmouth High School), Kelly Inman (West Warwick High School),Colleen LeComte (Newport Public Library), Kelsey Crossley (Westerly Library), Kristin Munson (Warwick Public Library), Rebecca Ott (Tiverton Public Library), Denise Peloquin-Burns (The Prout School), Sue Rousseau (Portsmouth Free Public Library).