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2019 Morris & Nonfiction Award Finalists

Did you hear? The 2019 Morris & Nonfiction Award finalists have been announced! Winners of YALSA and ALA's book awards will be announced at the ALA’s Youth Media Awards in Seattle, WA on January 28, 2019 at 8am PST. Fans can follow 2019 results in real-time via live…

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Added by YALSA on December 12, 2018 at 12:20pm — No Comments

2018 Teens' Top Ten Announced!

We've announced our 2018 Teens' Top Ten list! Did your favorites make the cut? Find out the winners in the announcement video below!

Added by YALSA on October 16, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

2018 TTT Voting Open!

We announced today that the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten voting is now open! Now through the October 13, teens can vote for their 3 favorite titles from our list of nominees! Check out and share the nominees video below and encourage your teens to…

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Added by YALSA on August 15, 2018 at 3:52pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by YALSA on April 12, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

2018 YALSA Selected Book Lists Released!

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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Added by YALSA on February 22, 2018 at 10:39am — No Comments

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

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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Added by YALSA on December 6, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Following up with a 2015 Dollar General grant winner

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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Added by YALSA on November 9, 2017 at 3:16pm — No Comments

2017 Teens' Top Ten List

We've announced our 2017 Teens' Top Ten list! Did your favorites make the cut? Find out the winners in the announcement video, featuring the stars of the movie Everything, Everything! #yalsaTTT

https://youtu.be/9JRKSFZFvTk

Added by YALSA on October 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Apply now for 2018 Summer Grants!

The applications for the 2018 Summer Learning Resources and Teen Summer Intern grants are now open! Twenty of each grant, worth $1,000 each are available and generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Apply by Jan. 1, 2018. Eligibility requirements apply. Apply …

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Added by YALSA on September 13, 2017 at 12:37pm — No Comments

2017 Teens' Top Ten Voting!

2017 Teens’ Top Ten voting is finally open! Now through Oct 14th, teens (and only teens, sorry librarians!) are able to vote for their favorite titles amongst the 26 nominees. The voting site is hosted again this year by DOGObooks. Encourage your teens to read and …

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Added by YALSA on August 16, 2017 at 10:32am — No Comments

2017 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

The 2017 Teens' Top Ten Nominations were announced today! Check out this video of the announcements featuring the stars of the upcoming film, Everything, Everything!

Encourage teens to read the titles over the summer and vote for their favorites in August!

Added by YALSA on April 13, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

2016 Teens' Top Ten Titles Announced!

A list featuring the winning titles can be found on the Teens’ Top Ten page.

Now through December 31, 2016, teens aged 12-18 can nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominee via the …

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Added by YALSA on October 17, 2016 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Apply Now for the 2017 Summer Learning Grants!

The applications for the 2017 Summer Learning Resources and Teen Summer Intern grants are open. Twenty of each grant, worth $1,000 each are available and generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Apply by Jan. 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements apply. Apply here.

Added by YALSA on September 29, 2016 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Vote Now for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten!

Voting for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten is now open! Encourage teens to vote for up to three of their favorite titles now through Oct. 15. The “top ten” titles will be announced the week after Teen Read Week™, which takes place Oct. 9-15. Libraries are also encouraged to share the …

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Added by YALSA on August 15, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Summer Learning Resources from the Urban Libraries Council

Check out these new, free and great resources on summer learning from the Urban Libraries Council!  Even though they were developed by the ULC, they are also useful for suburban, rural and tribal libraries.  Check them out:

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Added by YALSA on July 8, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

National Summer Learning Day!

We are sure most of you are already aware, National Summer Learning Day is right around the corner. on July 14th, 2016.

You can learn more about it at http://www.summerlearning.org/?page=summer_learning_day.

Share any plans you have to celebrate National Summer Learning Day with us!

Please feel free to find and share your ideas on our site’s forum.…

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Added by YALSA on June 27, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

2016 Teens' Top Ten Summer Learning

YALSA has released a short video of our nominee’s for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten.

Incorporating the top titles into your Summer Learning programs can help bring teens into your library.

Also, we have created a YouTube page of TTT nominee book trailers. Share these book trailers with your teen readers to get them interested in finding the perfect books…

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Added by YALSA on June 10, 2016 at 10:19am — No Comments

Be a Part of National Summer Learning Day!

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) will celebrate…

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Added by YALSA on May 26, 2016 at 9:48am — No Comments

2016 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs

YALSA has announced its list of 2016 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs from its Teen Programming HQ contest.

The top ten are:

  • B-Town Teens submitted by Jeanette Lehr; Monroe County Public Library; Bloomington, IN
  • Create It! Camp submitted by Beth Dunston; Paris-Bourbon County Library; Paris,…
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Added by YALSA on May 25, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Get Ready for the National Week of Making, June 17 - 23!

Find resources to help you plan a great event at https://www.whitehouse.gov/nation-of-makers

Also, consider doing any of the following activities:

  • Post a photo about the #NationOfMakers – lots of folks are already active online and there are even some community-created images created by Adam Bellow that can be found below.
  • Organize an event and/or host an open house at your…
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Added by YALSA on May 4, 2016 at 4:55pm — No Comments

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