Congratulations to the eight students who read all 20 books from the Abraham Lincoln Award list for 2016 and became the first inductees into the Information and Learning Center’s Reader Hall of Fame: freshman Enrique Gomez, senior Karla Gomez, junior Katherine Lynch, junior Nirali Shah, freshman Stephanie Holton (pictured right), senior Hannah Savage-Cooper (pictured left), sophomore Mackay Scribner (pictured center), and freshman Kaylee Riffer. Their names will be engraved on a perpetual plaque exhibited next to the ILC’s Abraham Lincoln Award display. They also each earned a $10 Amazon gift card for completing the challenge.
The Hall of Famers as well as the 10 students who read at least four titles from the list between March 2015 and March 2016 qualified to vote for their favorite as part of a statewide contest sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association. The state's winner this year: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Each of these students was invited to a pizza party celebration after school on Friday, March 11. The ILC also raffled off two Kindle Fires; freshmen Stephanie Holton and Maelena Caudillo were the winners.
The 2017 list of nominees for the Abe Award were unveiled earlier this month. The ILC hosted a Snack and Learn on Friday, March 11, during which students completed a March Madness bracket with the titles to predict the winner. So far, Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick seem to be the frontrunners. Students have until March 2017 to read at least four titles—or all 20—to qualify to vote or earn a place in the Reader Hall of Fame.
Students also have a chance to win a copy of one of the Abe 2017 books. All they need to do is read a book—any book—and tell Mrs. Kent or Ms. Doyle their review. They will earn two raffle tickets for each review they give between now and Friday, April 15. These raffle tickets are their key to winning their choice book. Talk to a librarian for more information.
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