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Springfield, IL 62704

2020 Abraham Lincoln Award

The Lincoln Award is given to the book from that year's master list that earns the highest number of student votes. 

For a book to reach the master list, adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction titles must be nominated by teachers or librarians and vetted by the nominations committee. While the popularity of a particular title is important, the overall quality of the work is of primary importance. Each year, a panel of high school librarians, teachers, public librarians and students determines the final master list of twenty titles. 

This program encourages teens to read for pleasure and to become lifelong readers. Named after former President Abraham Lincoln, an avid reader and noted author, the Lincoln Award is sponsored by AISLE (Association of Illinois School Librarians and Educators), and administered by the steering committee.

Check out the display in the library for more information, and to find copies of the nominees.  Don't forget to ask Mr. Havener for sign up information!  

2020 Lincoln Award Master List

2019 Lincoln Award Master List

2018 Lincoln Award Master List


2019 Read For a Lifetime Award

Read for a Lifetime is a statewide reading program that targets high school students. This initiative promotes the enjoyment of reading by encouraging students to read both classic and contemporary literature, and rewards them for their efforts. By participating in the program, students develop a love of books and reading that will last a lifetime.

2018-2019 Master List