Get Involved

Get Involved with the committee:
Volunteer to be a reader selector or one-year Committee member.

Reader -Selectors help choose the final 15 nominees by read the 25 preliminary titles between the release of the preliminary list (first week of August) and December 1st.  Then they rate those titles on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the best).

One Year Committee members meet for the first time in August and begin reading the preliminary list at that time.  Upon completion of the preliminary list they begin reading titles eligible for the following year.  They attend four committee meetings (August, January, April, and August.)  Although their main responsibity is to read and rate titles, there are a variety of other committee obligations.  Feel free to contact any of the committee members for more information if you are interested or fill out the volunteer form.

Visit our volunteer form http://goo.gl/X29OE and make sure to click the “I am interested in being a Reader-Selector” or “I am interested in serving as a one year member.”

Get Your Kids Involved at the State Level:
Gather a group of strong students and ask them to be reader-selectors.  Reader-Selectors help choose the final 15 nominees by read the 25 preliminary titles between the release of the preliminary list (first week of August) and December 1st.  Then they rate those titles on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the best).  Students ratings are given more weight than adult ratings.

Visit our volunteer form http://goo.gl/X29OE and make sure to click the “I am interested in Having some of my students act as Reader-Selectors.”

Build a Gateway Readers Award Program at your school:

1.  Get your hands on the books

Try to get a copy of each of the gateway titles for your library.  If you’re strapped for cash, contact local business to see if they would donate the books.  You’d be surprised at how many businesses and individuals are willing to donate 15 books.

Partner with your public library.  Ask that they purchase copies of the books.  Also ask them if they’d be willing to visit your library to help you promote the books.  Most public libraries are very willing to work with schools and some will even visit your library.

2.  Put together some marketing materials

3.  Host a Voting Party

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3 thoughts on “Get Involved

      • Hi, Jenn! I see you have the current quizzes up. Is it possible for me to have the password so I can use them? I am the LMC at Hickman High School in Columbia, MO. Thanks! 🙂

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