A Book as a Gift, Award or Prize
Last year one of our author visits was with Rūta Šepetys, author of Between the Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy. I was at end of the book signing line, and I asked her to sign the book with just a signature because I was going to give the book away as a prize. She said "Oh, this book is a prize!" As librarians we cherish a book signed by the author, but I have learned that my students cherish these books as well.
Book AwardsEach year instead of trophies our school awards books to those with top grades. I work with teachers to find just the right book for our award winners. It is always nice to see a student treasure the book that he or she receives. This year the student with the top psychology grades cheered when she received the DSM-V and another student with an interest in stock trading beamed when he received books on this topic.
Photos taken by myself and Webb communications staff - Rita Mitchell and Gayle McClanahan