Teen Read Week Grant

Through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will offer ten $1,000 grants to recognize outstanding Teen Read Week activities from its members!

The theme for Teen Read Week 2016 is a multi-lingual take on "Read for the fun of it!" Applicants for the grant should demonstrate how the funds will help support innovative reading or literacies programs aimed at the 22% of the nation's youth who speak a language other than English at home.

Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply. The application deadline is June 1, 2016. Grant recipients will be announced the week of July 11, 2016.

To determine if you are eligible, you must answer yes to the following questions

  • Is your activity organized through a library?
  • Is your program open to all teens in the community?
  • Do you work directly with teens?
  • Are you a personal member of YALSA?
  • Is your library within 20 miles of a Dollar General store?  Find out at Dollar General's Store Locator.

Please follow the link below to the online application.

2016 Teen Read Week Activity Grant

The application period is now closed.

Questions? Contact Anna Lam at alam@ala.org

Want more Grants?

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 www.ala.org/yalsa/join.

Join this site!

Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

  • Opportunity to attend a free TRW 2016 webinar on Tuesday, May 3 at 2pm Eastern!
  • A low-res download of the 2016 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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  Blog post round-up is a series of posts that pull from the great YALSAblog archive. The topics have been requested by YALSA members. Have an idea for a topic? Post it in the comments. Inexpensive Ideas: Back to Afterschool: Tech Resources Pop Up Programming 30 Days of Teen Programming: … Continue reading

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