YALSA's Blog – May 2014 Archive (4)

Teen Blogging Contest

Does your teen like writing and ya lit? Have them apply for our Teen Blogging Contest!

Teens aged 12-18 are welcome to apply for a chance to blog for our ya lit blog, The Hub, during Teen Read Week!

Apply by August 1, 2014.

For more info, visit the Teen Blogging Contest page under the Teen Corner…

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Added by YALSA on May 27, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Awesome New Readers’ Advisory Tool for your Teen Patrons!

It’s the fastest, easiest way to promote reading!   Reads 4 Teens is a collection of the best in the latest teen literature and includes 37 ready-to-use pamphlets and 8 bookmarks, each featuring a different theme or genre, including STEM.  It’s now available for purchase as a digital download through the ALA Store for $26.10 for members &…

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Added by YALSA on May 21, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

2014 Teen Read Week Grant Deadline Fast Approaching!

The deadline for the 2014 Teen Read Week is fast approaching! Through generous funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, ten libraries will be awarded $1000 each to help fund their Teen Read Week activities. Apply by June 1, 2014.

Eligibility requirements must be met in order to qualify.

More info can be found under the Grants tab.

Added by YALSA on May 20, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Added by YALSA on May 16, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

Call for Volunteers for the Reenvisioning TRW/TTW Taskforce

On September 24th the YALSA board approved a Board Document that calls for the formation of a taskforce to reenvision the Teen Tech Week and Teen Read Week initiatives and create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year-round teen services. If you are interested in being a… Continue reading

Teen Read Week: Planning a School-Wide Read Program

When I read Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds for the first time last year, I was completely overwhelmed–this story was about my students! So many of them have lost family and friends due to gun violence, and many of them have been faced with similar emotional tragedies in their… Continue reading

Teen Read Week: Board Game Collection Encourages English Language Learners To “Read For the Fun of It”

Every year the Teen Read Week Committee selects the recipients of the Teen Read Week grants funded by contributions from YALSA and Dollar General.   Cynthia Shutts at the White Oak Public Library (IL) was awarded one of this year’s Teen Read Week grants to create a circulating board game collection… Continue reading

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