Nearly everyone likes to vote for their favorite things—and here is a chance to vote for a book about New Mexico or written by a NM author or published by a NM press. The Library is taking part in the New Mexico Book Awards contest to help select the People’s Choice Award. There is no limitation on when the book was published—and it can be an adult or children’s book, fiction or non-fiction. Ballot boxes are at all locations—if you do not see it, just ask a staff person. You can vote until Labor Day, but no ballot box stuffing, please.
What a decision to make when one has the books of Rudolfo Anaya, Tony Hillerman, Willa Cather, Michael McGarrity, Oliver La Farge and literally thousands of other possibilities one could vote for. Other names keep popping into my head—Pen La Farge, Marc Simmons, Pat Mora, Miriam Sagan, Arthur Sze . Check out the Library’s list of books in our Southwest Collection at the Main Library if you want to see the range of Southwest authors. Go to the Home page About Books and Literature Southwest Collection. One vote—that’s the hard part.