Nevada Young Readers’ Awards (NYRA)
The Nevada Young Readers’ Award was first established in the fall of 1987 by the Nevada Department of Education with generous support of librarians and teachers. In its first year, only 4,104 students from 16 schools voted. As of 1990, Nevada Library Association and the Nevada Department of Education sponsor the Award jointly. By 2004, there were 30,423 voters from 243 schools and public libraries.