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Kids' Choice Reading Program

 The Waukesha County Kids’ Choice Award encourages children in grades 4, 5 and 6 to keep reading at an age when interest in books often wanes. The program engages kids in the pre-teen years by giving a sense of ownership in the project as the award acknowledges their choices for the best books. Librarians from public libraries and school library media centers gather nominations from students and choose  15  titles. The Library System provides posters and bookmarks to participating public libraries and schools.

Kids who read at least five of the books vote for their favorite in early February at their school and public libraries or online at The winners - the books that Waukesha County Kids love to read (including the top vote getter and up to 3 honorable mentions) - are announced around Valentine's Day.

The Milwaukee Wave professional indoor soccer team sponsors the program, offering tickets to Milwaukee Wave games as reading incentives and participating in the annual award ceremony each February.

For more information contact Claudia Backus, Waukesha County Federated Library System, Library Services Specialist at 262-896-8087 or

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