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The Milner AwardVOTE

The Milner Award encourages children

to read by empowering them to select their favorite authors and then bring them to Atlanta for the Milner Award Program each year. School children and their teachers and media specialists have the opportunity to come to the free program to meet the author in person and hear them speak. The winning author is chosen by votes gathered both in the elementary schools and in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System branches. more >

"The Milner Award deepens the connection between children and the books they love by allowing them to meet their favorite authors"----Judy White, Retired Youth Services Librarian, Northside Branch

The purpose of the Milner Award is to develop in children a lifelong love of reading. To encourage and nurture reading for pleasure, every Atlanta elementary school is offered a chance to participate in the ballot process through their librarians and media specialists, who inspire and guide young readers to open their imaginations through words and books. Over 100 elementary schools a year submit thousands of ballots with the names of favorite authors competing to join former Milner Award winners in receiving this honor.