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The purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate recreational reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children and to encourage cooperation between administrators, school media specialists, teachers, public libraries, and the community in providing reading experiences for Indiana school children.
Student participation in pleasure reading was the thrust behind the creation of Young Hoosier Book Award (YHBA) Program in 1974-75. By allowing students to vote for their favorite books, media professionals hoped that more students could be motivated to read more newly published books.
Voting closes May 1.
2014-15 Paper Ballot
For a single school form click here.
For a multi-school form click here.
We have a winner!
The winner of the 2015 T-shirt Design Contest is Noah Pendleton from Perry Meridian 6th Grade Academy and his sponsor is Maggie Eisenbarth.
Please click here to order your 2015 YHBA t-shirts!
Here it is, your 2015-2016 YHBA Nomination List!
Battle of the Books: Question Submission
Thanks to John Hochstetler we now have a way Indiana librarians can submit questions to be used for Battle of the Books. If you have questions you would like to submit, please click here to complete our survey and form. You must be a paid member in order to submit questions. If you are a member, please remember to login. If you are not a member but wish to become a member, please click on the "Member Services" tab at the top of the page then click "Register."
Thank you for your interest in the YHBA program and for helping to promote recreational reading among our state's students. If you have any questions about the Young Hoosier Book Award program, please feel free to contact the YHBA General Co-Chair, Valerie Bassett (Bassettv@wws.k12.in.us), Co-Chair, Vicki Builta ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Indiana Library Federation office.
Support the Young Hoosier Book Award Program by purchasing promotional products. You may now purchase YHBA products online by clicking on the "Online Store" tab at the top of the homepage. At this time the print form for YHBA products is unavailable. Please go to the "Online Store" under "Site Features."
2014-2015 YHBA bookmarks are now available for download.
Click here to download your 2014-2015 YHBA bookmarks.
Download the Young Hoosier Book Award Program Materials Order Form