How the Election Works

January is the time of year when the teens of Rhode Island get a chance to choose the book they think is the best one they have read from a list selected by teachers, public librarians, and school library media specialists.

Where can our teens vote? Well, they can do it in their schools and local public libraries. Interested schools and libraries can find a basic "official" ballot under Official Election Ballot.  Just download the word document and adapt it into whatever manner you need. Ballots can be accepted by the participating schools and libraries from January 22-February 28. Voting results should be emailed to by Friday, March 1. 

We are making things even more exciting by offering free books as prizes and incentives for both teen voters and voting stations in public and school libraries across Rhode Island. For more information and to get your voting station involved, click here for 2019 Voting Incentives.

If you have any questions about the voting process, the current list, or how the award program works, please free to contact Stephanie Barta, Committee Chair at