Carnegie Coast-to-Coast Project

The winner of the 26th box of swag in our Carnegie Coast-to-Coast Promo:

Tweet: Looking for a great read? These Carnegie Medal Finalists are availabe for checkput today!

The shortlist for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction was announced on October 25. We think adult readers from coast to coast will be as excited about these six outstanding titles as we are.

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence tote bags and posterTo help raise awareness about this year’s finalists, we sent a box of promotional swag to 20 libraries and 5 independent bookstores. The package included 20 tote bags, a poster, finalist book seals, winner book seals (for when they’re announced), ideas and inspiration on how to use materials to engage their community, and a few other surprises.


Want this box of goodies for your library or bookstore?

Post a shelfie featuring one the 2018 shortlist titles or a picture of your library or bookstore’s Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence display to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ala_carnegie.  One library or bookseller will be randomly selected to receive the 26th box.*

Enter before January 26, 2018, for the chance to win!


The winners of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence winners will be announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards event, sponsored by NoveList, at American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Denver on Sunday, Feb. 11, 5 -7 p.m.

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, established in 2012, are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers. For more information on award seals, please visit the ALA store.

*The prize package is for promotional use within a library or bookstore. Items within the box may not be sold and should be distributed for free to patrons or customers without discrimination. Individuals posting to Twitter should be associated with the library or bookseller where the box will be sent.

Questions? Contact Melissa Tracy, Marketing and Program Specialist: