The Library will be Closed Saturday 9/25/21 for Eliot Festival Day
The Library will be Closed Saturday 9/25/21 for Eliot Festival Day
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It’s time to vote on your choice for the Chickadee Award!

The Chickadee Award is a Maine Children’s Choice Picture Book Award, to learn more about the award, click here!

How to Participate

  1. Read as many of the nominated books as you can.
  2. Pick your favorite.
  3. Check off your choice on the ballot.
  4. Put the ballot in the birdbox.
  5. Eagerly await the results!

The deadline for ballots is May 27th at 5 PM.

If you can’t make it into the library to vote, please send your submission to Maureen at with “Chickadee” in the subject line.

*When checking out nominees, please limit yourself to one per family. When you are done, bring it back and pick another!*

The Nominees

Beware of the Crocodile by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

The Cool Bean by Jory John and Pete Oswald

The Crayon Man by Natascha Biebow, Illustrated by Steven Salerno

Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett

The Donkey Egg by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler

I am Not a Fish! by Peter Raymundo

Ninita’s Big World by Sarah Glenn Marsh, Illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammed with S. K. Ali, art by Hatem Aly

Sea Glass Summer by Michelle Houts, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline