Wamogo Library-Makerspace News

April 2017

2017 Nutmeg Book Award Voting ends April 28th

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorites from a list of nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians, the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children's librarians and school library media specialists who are members of the sponsoring associations.

Every May, books are announced in four categories (Elementary, Intermediate, Teen and High School) as nominees for the next year's Nutmeg Book Award. Students can read as many titles as they desire over the course of the next school year, and vote for their favorite the following April.

Books nominated for the Teen and High School awards must be:

  • Works of fiction, with appeal for readers in grades 7-8 (Teen) or 9-12 (High School)
  • Copyrighted in the United States
  • First published no more than 5 years from the date of selection
  • Currently in print and available in paperback
  • Well-written, with strong characterization, vivid setting, striking language, a well-constructed plot, and plausible conclusion

Check out this year's nominees by clicking on the pictures below. And come on down to the Wamogo LMC-Makerspace and cast your vote before the end of April!

What Wamogo Reads

Top Five Titles for March 2017

  1. "The Heir" by Kiera Cass
  2. "Parrotfish" by Ellen Wittlinger
  3. "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire


  4. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green
  5. "I Am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore


  1. "The Eleventh Plague" by Jeff Hirsch and Dan Bittner
  2. "Peak: Peak Series Book 1" by Roland Smith
  3. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
  5. "The Hidden Oracle: Trials of Apollo, Book 1" by Rick Riordan

Ms. Wall is currently reading "Girl on a Plane" by Miriam Moss

Mr. Prescott is currently reading "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris

Jigsaw Puzzle Mania!

Not sure what it is but jigsaw puzzles continue to be the #1 activity in the Library Media Center-Makerspace this year. Maybe it's the tactile "hands-on" element of putting pieces in place? The feeling of accomplishment when you FINALLY find "that piece"? A procrastination tactic for not doing things you should be doing? The Puzzle Fanatics have upped their game lately and 500-piece puzzles are the norm with the occasional 1000-piece monster laid out. Check out some samples of recent puzzles!