2020 Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award Videos and Voting

Just before the Library closed to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, librarian Amy Caswell prepared a display of this year's nominees for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award. This state award encourages parents, caregivers, and young children to interact together with exceptional picture books––which serve an important role in the first years of a child's life.

Due to the crisis, the Indiana Center for the Book is opening up remote voting for this award. Children ages 0–5 who live in Indiana can experience the five nominated titles through the videos below, then parents can assist them in voting for their favorite!

Reading aloud and talking with children about stories helps children learn new words, understand the sequence of a story, and provide opportunities for social and emotional learning. Establishing a regular time for reading together can provide a familiar and comforting routine when you step back from the concerns of the world and just focus on being together. 

Make sure to vote before June 30!