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[Grantees] 2018 Teen Intern Grantee Space

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristine Swanson May 7. 9 Replies

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[Grantees] 2018 Summer Learning Resource Grantee Space

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mandy Pinyan May 2. 15 Replies

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Farewell Summer: Summer Learning Program Reflections

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Hello all!Now that summer is coming to a close, we want to hear from you!  Here are some questions to start the discussion: What are some success stories from your Summer Learning Programs? What…Continue

Summer Learning Launch & Wrap-Up Parties!

Started Jun 1, 2015 0 Replies

We want to hear all about what you're doing (or have done!) for your Summer Learning launch or wrap-up party! Tell us what you've done, if you have a theme, or show us your pictures! This is a great…Continue

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Kristine Swanson replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Teen Intern Grantee Space
"Hi to all!  I am a new branch head at our smallest urban library branch in Saginaw, Michigan and am excited to enhance our teen outreach with these grants!  "
May 7
Kristine Swanson replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Teen Intern Grantee Space
"Thank you Chris! :)"
May 7
Mandy Pinyan replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Summer Learning Resource Grantee Space
"Hi all,  I'm Mandy Pinyan. I'm the Manager of Outreach and Youth Services Coordinator for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system in Huntsville, AL. We have 13 branches, and I oversee the Outreach Department and…"
May 2
Mandy Pinyan replied to YALSA's discussion How Have Libraries Served At-Risk Teens in Your Community?
"I'm writing from the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. I am in the Outreach Department, and we have two programs that serve at-risk teens.  1. We currently hold twice-weekly bookclub meeting with separate groups of incarcerated…"
May 2
Abigail Weaver replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Teen Intern Grantee Space
"Thank you Chris! These were really helpful when I was putting together the application and interview plan. The deadline for teens to apply is coming up soon, and I am excited to sort through the applications and start the interview process."
Apr 26
Kelly D. Dennison replied to YALSA's discussion Summer LearningProgram -- What Do YOU Have Planned?
"Here in Meigs, GA we have a lot of programs set up for the Summer Reading Program. Thanks to YALSA and Dollar General we were able to hire a drum performer (3rdwheel.org) to come here from Orlando, FL to perform in our small rural library, as well…"
Apr 18
Kate Etheredge replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Teen Intern Grantee Space
"Hi Everyone!  I am the Young Adult Services Librarian at North Shelby Library right outside of Birmingham, AL. We serve a suburban area with a service population of 50,000 but, as many of you, pull patrons from other municipalities. There are…"
Apr 13
YALSA replied to YALSA's discussion Summer LearningProgram -- What Do YOU Have Planned?
"If you're looking for something new to try this summer, consider this idea of engaging senior citizens in your summer program so that teens can have positive adult role models and learn from them. "
Apr 12
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2018 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Announced

The Teens' Top Ten is a teens' choice list.  This year the teens chose 25 nominees. Encourage teens to read the nominees from now until August, so they're ready to vote for their favorites beginning Aug. 15th.  The 10 titles with the most votes will become the official 2018 Teens' Top Ten. Share a link to this video featuring the nominees via your library's social media sites and embed it on your library's web site. View…See More
Apr 12
Kelly D. Dennison replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Summer Learning Resource Grantee Space
"Great idea Holly, I wish they would've kept our bookmobile running here in Thomas County.  The children in these rural communities sure could use it.  I applaud your dedication!"
Mar 27
Kelly D. Dennison replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Summer Learning Resource Grantee Space
"Kelly D. Dennison, Branch Manager                                        Meigs Public Library  Meigs, Georgia Hello!  I am Kelly, the branch manager for a small rural library in Meigs, GA.  Our town is somewhat a ghost town and really the library…"
Mar 27
Crystal Laiben replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Summer Learning Resource Grantee Space
"It always does... not many kids get off here, but they can."
Mar 20
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Holly Evans replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Summer Learning Resource Grantee Space
"Did the bus always drop off at the library, or is that something that evolved from your activity in the library?"
Mar 20
Crystal Laiben replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Summer Learning Resource Grantee Space
"Go right ahead and steal it! If you have questions about what we do each week, I'm happy to elaborate! "
Mar 20
Elizabeth Strauss replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2018 Summer Learning Resource Grantee Space
"Crystal, that is Awesome collaboration with the schools! I may have to steal that idea - donuts and all. ;) "
Mar 20

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2018 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Announced

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

The Teens' Top Ten is a teens' choice list.  This year the teens chose 25 nominees. Encourage teens to read the nominees from now until August, so they're ready to vote for their favorites beginning Aug. 15th.  The 10 titles with the most votes will become the official 2018 Teens' Top Ten. Share a…

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2018 YALSA Selected Book Lists Released!

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 10:39am 0 Comments

Our 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults and Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists have been released!

In addition to the extensive list, both also include a Top Ten list! Also, if you haven't already, check out the Amazing Audiobooks and…

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Catch Up With a Past Summer Grant Winner--Part 2

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 10:30am 0 Comments

This is a Q&A type discussion with former Dollar General summer grant winner Emily Otis regarding her 2015 summer program for Anaheim Public Library in California. Feel free to discuss the grant and her project in the forum space.


1. Please tell us a little bit about your library and your 2015 summer reading program.

2015 was the first time in many years that the Teen SRP was run by a dedicated Teen Librarian. After budget cuts and layoffs about…

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Following up with a 2015 Dollar General grant winner

Posted on November 9, 2017 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

This is a Q&A type discussion with former Dollar General summer grant winner Bill Stea regarding his 2015 summer program for Waldorf West Library in Maryland. Feel free to discuss the grant and his project in the forum space.


1. Please tell us a little bit about your library and your 2015 summer reading program

Waldorf West Library is the largest and newest of the four branches in the Charles County Public Library system in Southern Maryland.…

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