I was excited to get an email last night letting me know that Royal Street was selected as a nominee for the semi-annual Reader's Choice Award from the Salt Lake County Library System. It's Utah's largest system, with 18 libraries serving 650,000 residents.
Here's the scoop: "Twice a year, the Reader’s Choice Committee selects twenty or more recently published books that have been recommended by other staff or customers. We want to include those titles that are not all best-sellers but are so good you just can’t put them down --- and when you do finish, you have to tell all your friends! These books are purchased in multiples and placed on display at each Salt Lake County Library for a four-month period. After reading any of the books on our Reader’s Choice list, customers may rate the books using one of our ballot forms."
I practically grew up in a public library. It's where I developed a love of reading and a love of books, so this is just super-cool! You can read more about the Reader's Choice Awards at the library system's website.