The Waukesha County Kids’ Choice Award was launched in fall, 2001, to increase cooperation between public and school libraries in Waukesha County and to encourage children in grades 4, 5 and 6 to read. Librarians from public libraries and school library media centers seek input from students and choose fifteen titles. The Library System provides posters and bookmarks to participating public libraries and schools.
Kids who read at least 5 of the books vote for their favorite in early February at their school and public libraries. 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 has sponsored the program for many years, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.