RIMSBA Timeline

Starting the first week of April with the public announcement of the new nominees, and continuing through summer reading and during the school year from September-March, students read the current year's nominees. From March 1st through March 31st, readers vote in their school, public library, or online for their favorite book from the current year's nominees to determine the current year's Rhode Island Middle School Book Award winner. In early April the winning book is announced.

Each year, committee members read many titles to decide on the final listing of nominees. During May or June, committee applications are posted to the website and shared with various listserves. The outgoing Committee Chair along with the incoming committee chair (Chair-Elect) will then choose the new committee members. The committee members read from September to March, determining a final list of nominees at the Voting Meeting in March.