The winner of the Waukesha County Kids’ Choice (WCKC) Award will be announced Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. at Woodside Elementary School. Waukesha County students in grades 4, 5 and 6 bestow the award to an author of an outstanding book published in the past five years.
The WCKC awards program is a cooperative effort between public and school libraries in Waukesha County to encourage children to read. Librarians chose 15 recently published titles from a list of more than 40 student-recommended books. The Waukesha County Federated Library System made copies of the 15 books available to participating public libraries. Students who read at least five books on the list were able to vote during January for their favorite.
The Milwaukee Wave soccer team co-sponsors the program with the Waukesha County Federated Library System. Eligible student voters received a ticket voucher form the Milwaukee Wave in recognition of their reading efforts.
Past WCKC Award-winners include “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” presented in 2004, “Holes” in 2003 and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in 2002.
Woodside Elementary School is located at W236 N7465 Woodside Rd., Sussex.