Read now, vote in April! 3 Apples
Children in UPK – 2nd grade (ages 4-7), grades 3-6 (ages 8-12), and grades 7-12 (ages 13-18) have nominated their favorite book titles, creating a statewide ballot of the top 15 titles in each category. After reading or listening to at least three of the nominated titles, children and teens vote in April for their top choice. The winning three titles announced are announced to much fanfare in schools and public libraries across the state in May. Winning titles, and their author, are honored with the presentation of the 3 Apples Book Award.
3 Apples is a joint award from the two youth divisions of the New York Library Association: the Section of School Librarians (SSL) and the Youth Services Section (YSS).