The Grand Canyon Reader Award (formerly the Arizona Young Reader Award) is a reader award program offered through the AZ Library Association for students in Arizona. Students vote annually on their favorite book in the following categories: Picture Book, Non-Fiction, Intermediate and Teen. At Lowell, kindergarteners through third graders are read the books and then using the SMART Board, vote for their favorite book. Sixth through eighth grade student join a club that meets once a month during their lunch break to discuss the books. A luncheon celebration is held at the end of March. Students present book talks on their favorite title trying to persuade the others to vote for their favorite.