Through generous funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA is currently able to offer the following grant to YALSA members:

Teen Read Week Grant

Ten libraries who propose innovative literacy-focused Teen Read Week activities will be given a grant of $1000 each to help fund their activities.  This application is now closed for 2015. Check back for further information. 

Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway

Forty sets of the 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees will be given away to libraries in need. This application is now closed for 2015. Check back for further information. 

Sign up as an online community on this website to get updates and announcements about the grants. 

Questions? Contact Kai Hayden at

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YALSA members are eligible to apply for over $150,000 worth of grants, awards and stipends from YALSA each year, as well as all of ALA's grants.  ALA/YALSA membership starts at just $60 per year.  Learn more or join at

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Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

Get Away @Your Library: Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens

With our youth patrons returning to school, now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your community’s demographics and set goals to “Get Away” and connect with those underserved populations. As you consider where to start, the first step may seem daunting, but tackle the unknown in a way that is most comfortable for you. We’ll Read More →

Get Away @ Your Library!

Get Away @ Your Library can mean a lot of different things to different people. When I think of it I think about why I read. One of the best things about reading is how it takes you to new and exciting places. Whether it is books about other cultures, time travel or historical events, Read More →

Develop Creative Programming for Teen Read Week

I’ll confess that there have been cycles in my ten years of teen services where my creativity to develop innovative library programs suddenly depletes itself. It takes time until I kick my own butt back into gear. I’m sure you’re familiar with this feeling that can result from the graduation of most of your teen Read More →




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