LYRC -- Louisiana Young Readers Choice
The Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award is a reading enrichment program. The program was founded in 1999 with the first award given in 2000. Participation in this program has climbed from 5,485 votes the first year to over 29,000 students participating in 2009. The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books. The program is underwritten by Capital One Bank with additional support from Perma-Bound Books. Now entering its 13th year, the program continues to encourage Louisiana’s youth to read for pleasure.
Please contact the State Library of Louisiana for more information: http://www.state.lib.la.us/literacy-and-reading/louisiana-young-readers-choice
LTRC -- Louisiana Teen Readers Choice
The Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice Award is a reading enrichment program of the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana. The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the teenagers of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books.
A committee of Louisiana public librarians, school librarians and teachers compile the 9th-12th grade Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice (LTRC) nominated list of 10 titles. Suggestions for titles to be considered may be sent to the chair of the committee, Angela Germany. The final title list will be a well-balanced collection of high quality fiction and nonfiction.
High school students may read or listen to the books and vote for their favorite one. Students only need to read two titles to vote. Votes are due by February 1st of the award year.