Help Us Raise Awareness About the Importance of Library Services for Teens!

Please support our new online campaign we created via Thunderclap in support of library services for teens!

Our goal is to increase awareness about the importance of library services for teens and its cruciaol role in helping them develop critical literacy skills.

How Thunderclap works:

The Thunderclap allows people to pledge a Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook message that is unleashed at the same time.  It’s completely safe and will automatically post exactly one message on your behalf at 1pm, eastern, on Oct. 19.  The message has been pre-created by YALSA and says: “Teen Read Week is ur chance 2 support teen #literacy & #libraries! Check out these 10 easy ways 2 take action!

Please join and support our Thunderclap -- it's easy as 1-2-3!

  • Click on this link
  • Choose Twitter, Facebook and/or Tumblr
  • From the new screen, log into your Twitter, Facebook and/or Tumblr account
  • And you're done! You can also share the Thunderclap with others (which we hope you will!)

Please sign up for the Thunderclap by no later than noon, eastern, on Oct. 19th


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