Voting for the Rhode Island Children's Book Award


The time has come for your students and patrons in grades 3-5 to vote for their favorite book among the RI Children’s Book Award nominees for 2018! For over 20 years the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award has generated widespread enthusiasm for reading. Thank you to the many schools and libraries in Rhode Island that participate.

All voting and program evaluation will be done online. Beginning February 1 through March 2, your school or library’s voting results can be entered at

Voting Information

  • Your school or library does not need to register to vote. Any school or library that would like to participate is encouraged to do so!
  • This survey is to collect your school or library’s voting results, not a way to collect individual children’s votes.
  • Distribute ballots to students or patrons who have read 3 or more of the nominated books, collect all completed ballots, and tally your school or library’s results on a blank ballot.
  • The total number of votes for each book should be entered into the survey.
  • Each school or library may only complete one survey; the survey does not allow you to make corrections or to enter additional results. If you have any difficulties, or need edits done, please email Youth Services Coordinator, Danielle Margarida by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2.
  • All votes must be entered by Friday, March 2, 2018.

Voting Documents

2018 Nominees
2018 Ballot
2018 Voting Information
2018 Voting Station Tips
2018 Voting Survey Preview (PDF of the online survey to preview survey questions before submitting results online. This document may not be printed and submitted as your results.)
2018 Voting Survey (Survey must be submitted online by March 2.)

Voting Stations at Public Libraries

The following libraries are participating in voting for the 2018 RI Children's Book Award. Children in grades 3-5 who have read at least three books from the list of 2018 nominees are invited to vote at one of these libraries between Februray 1 - March 2.

Ashaway Free Library
Clark Memorial Library
Cranston Public Library - voting station at Central, but ballots will be accepted at all branches
Cumberland Public Library
Exeter Public Library
Greenville Public Library
Hope Public Library
Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library
Knight Memorial Library - Providence Community Library
Langworthy Public Library
Lincoln Public Library
Louttit Library
Mount Pleasant Library - Providence Community Library
Newport Public Library
Pawtucket Public Library
Providence Public Library
Riverside Branch Library - East Providence Public Library
Rochambeau Library - Providence Community Library
Weaver Library - East Providence Public Library
Warwick Public Library - Central Branch
Westerly Public Library
Woonsocket Harris Public Library

Danielle Margarida
Youth Services Coordinator