Friday, February 12, 2010


Vote for your choice for the Galveston Reads 2011 book.
Voting ends April 27, 2010
Email voting at:
Email voting at:
Phone voting at: Karen Stanley 409.763.8854 x119
Bookmark voting: Turn in your bookmark at Rosenberg Library.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Top 3 Books for 2011 Galveston Reads Selection

Dear Fellow Readers:

I have exciting news. The book selection committee met Thursday, January 28th and voted on the three finalists for the 2011 Galveston Reads selection. I know it seems odd to be discussing next year’s book before we’ve even finished this year’s, but if we want to announce the book prior to the end of the school year we need to work ahead. We like to announce it before summer to allow prep time for any teacher who wants to incorporate the title into the curriculum for the next school year.

The three finalists for your consideration are:

Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

Following the format we’ve had for the last couple of years committee members may vote for the book they recommend of the three that have been nominated. The book selection committee, chaired by Carol Hodges has worked incredibly hard and has read, read, read all year long. Careful thought went into the decision and I would urge committee members to take their vote seriously and read each of the three titles before casting the vote. All votes should be cast by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 27. More information of different ways to vote will be forthcoming.

As always, your interest and active work on the Galveston Reads committee is incredibly valuable. Thank you!

Karen Stanley, Head of Children's Services
Rosenberg Library*2310 Sealy Avenue*Galveston TX 77550
(409)763-8854 x119