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Nowadays, it's bookmarks, pencils, stickers, a party or having your librarian sit on the roof or dye his/her hair green...but back in the 40's and 50's wooden library pins were the treasured incentive for reading at least 10 books over the summer months. Check out these old-timey pins, courtesy of The Fergus Falls Journal.
If these were awarded now, you've have the kids selling them on e-bay to see what the market would bring.