SSL and YSS 3 Apples Book Award
These three awards have been developed to encourage the joy of reading for pleasure and to give the children and teens in New York State the opportunity to participate in honoring their favorite books. It is co-sponsored by the Youth Services and School Library Media Sections of the New York Library Association, which together represent the public and school libraries of the state.
Click on images below for a printable poster for your classroom or library.
Timetable of Events
September and October
Students should use the paper or online forms to nominate their favorite books.
November – March
List of finalists will be posted on the website in November.
Voting will take place in public and school libraries throughout New York State.
The award winner will be announced on the website.
June – August
Libraries will promote the award during their summer reading programs and encourage children and teens to read in preparation for nominations in September.