Library Spotlight: Upland Terrace Elementary Students Announce 2019 Beehive Book Award Winners

Students from Upland Terrace Elementary announced the winners in the children’s categories of the Beehive Book Awards in this video which was published yesterday!

Thanks to the enthusiastic literacy promotion and organizing of media clerk Andrea Lebaron, students at Upland Terrace read literally thousands of Beehive nominee books this year (an average of 12 books per student), and submitted the most votes per student of any school in state of Utah.

Andrea Lebaron, media clerk at Upland Terrace Elementary, with Marilee Moon, President of the Children’s Literature Association of Utah

In a special school assembly with the Children’s Literature Association of Utah, Upland Terrace Elementary received a trophy (previously held by Rolling Meadows Elementary, another Granite school that won this competition last year) and $500.00 in new books for the school library. Mrs. Lebaron will likely use those funds to get copies of next year’s Beehive nominees. At the assembly Upland Terrace students were also the first to learn the statewide winners of the Beehive Book Awards. Mrs. Lebaron and students from each grade created the announcements, also recording them for the official video prior to the assembly.

About the Beehive Book Awards

The Beehive Book Awards are a children’s choice book award program sponsored by the Children’s Literature Association of Utah to promote reading in school and public libraries throughout Utah. You can find the nominees for the 2020 Beehive Book Awards on the CLAU website, as well as more information about the Beehive Awards program.

The winner of the 2019 Beehive Young Adult Fiction Award was also announced yesterday by teens at the Orem Public Library. You can see that announcement here.

We’ve curated collections of next year’s nominees to check out through Sora, Granite’s Digital Library:

Coming soon, we will also have curated collections in Destiny Discover that will show physical copies of the nominees available in your school’s library.

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