Congratulations to sixth grader Ruari Putnam for being chosen to serve on the 2017 Intermediate Nutmeg Book Award Selection Committee as a Student Reader. The committee is comprised of thirteen adults and two students. There were more than 30 applications from students around the state for the two committee positions. As a committee member, Ruari will be expected to read all 120-130 books on the list over a ten month period. The committee meets five times during the selection process (January-October) to discuss the books and vote on possible award nominees and alternate titles. At the last meeting in November, the committee will meet to choose the final ten nominees and alternate titles. Congratulations, Ruari!