Firefly Award voting begins at library

Children under the age of 6 may vote for Indiana’s Firefly Award through May 10 at the Jackson County Public Library.

This year’s nominees are "A Hippy-Hoppy Toad" by Peggy Archer, "Jabari Jumps" by Gaia Cornwell, "There’s a Monster in Your Book" by Tom Fletcher, "Hello Hello" by Brendan Wenzel and "Play This Book" by Jessica Young.

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is an initiative of the Indiana Center for the Book. This state award is chosen by the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Committee made up of professionals in Indiana, including teachers, librarians, caregivers and project coordinators, all of whom are involved in early childhood development.

The purpose of this award is to encourage parents, caregivers and very young children to interact together with exceptional picture books.

Information: Follow the library on Facebook, visit or call 812-522-3412, option 2, in Seymour, 812-793-2927 in Crothersville or 812-966-2278 in Medora