For millennials, being able to read is just the start of developing literacy skills; in recognition, the International Reading Association has renamed itself the International Literacy Association. Spring giveaways include creepily serious A Work of Art and the ridiculously useful Funny on Purpose.
These adult titles are in-house favorites at Macmillan, and are perfectly accessible and appropriate for teens. Mix it up by giving them a taste of reading choices that they won’t find on the young adult shelves.
Keep these resources for Shakespeare units handy, and perhaps inspire the next generation of fantastic playwrights. If your YA collection is lacking Charisma, take a chance on winning a free copy.
Your teens can win money for college by simply writing an essay; get a sneak peek of Jonathan Friesen’s latest title, Both of Me.
Jess Tennant thought leaving London for a small seaside town up the coast would prove relaxing. But she was wrong. This accidental detective ends up solving the mystery of her cousin’s death and takes on other mysteries, always with a bit of sass and spunk, pulling readers right into her world.
Make room for the just launched “Teen Services Underground” blog, which aims to advocate for teen services. School libraries serving economically disadvantaged students will want to take a look at Sony Pictures/NEA’s Books for a Brighter Tomorrow grants program. Review copies of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace are now available.
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While lots of tweens pine for excitement in their lives, Jack Berenson just wants a normal childhood. Enter to win all of the “Berenson Schemes” titles, and while you’re at it, apply for software and development grants from Adobe.
Get your free It’s All the Rage poster from Macmillan now, and check out these new titles from Griffin Teen that are guaranteed to give young adult readers the shivers!
Encouraging innovation is one thing—paying for it is quite another. A Sparks! Ignition grant from IMLS would provide an excellent start in the creation of a new service or tool to implement at your library. Witch and devil fan alert: free books inside for the lucky and the speedy.
It’s time for the annual list of teen and YA-OK titles. And of course we’re more excited than a basket of kittens in yarn to share these favorites with you!
Recognize a colleague with a nomination for the Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice award, and get prepared for Teen Tech Week by applying for a YALSA grant. Enter a chance to win a set of Dorothy Hearst’s series, told from the point of a “teen” wolf.
Fund an author visit with help from the Maureen Hayes Award, win a set of Jasper Fforde titles, and discover a new source of STEM materials for students.
Amanda Hocking made headlines when her self-published Trylle trilogy sold millions of e-copies. And she’s back in the news with a YA series featuring Bryn Aven, an outcast from a powerful troll tribe who also happens to be having an “office” romance and is on to a scheme to kidnap changelings.
Apply for a $5,000 YA collection development grant to purchase the graphic novel resources our Good Comics for Kids bloggers have gathered. Check out the latest roundup of teen services news bites.
Looking for a way to get your older patrons up to speed on the latest tech gadgets but short on staff time? There’s a grant for that. Chronicle has a galley for every reader in its giveaway basket, and please note: it’s time for teens to vote for their favorites from the YALSA Teens’ Top Ten 2014 nominee list.
The truth, money for school supplies, and cupcakes—what more could you want? Check out these late-summer opportunities for librarians serving teens.
Take a chance on freshening up your middle grade collection with Maria Lennon’s “Middle Child” series, and learn about Time to THRIVE, a unique and much needed conference focusing on service to LGBTQ youth.
Opportunities abound for teen bloggers, underserved school libraries needing a buck or two, and those already playing in the makerspace; on top of all that, SLJTeen brings you a double dose of galley giveaways.
A roundup of free resources, creative programming ideas, and the chance to nominate an outstanding community member or institution for the National Medal of Honor.
Tracy Barrett has penned 20 books for young adults. Her latest, The Stepsister’s Tale, puts an unexpected spin on the Cinderella story guaranteed to delight fans of fairy tale retellings.