April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

YALSA Announces Teen Read Week Grants

The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has announced the 10 recipients of its 2013 Teen Read Week Grants. Funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the grants of $1,000 each will be used by the libraries to fund their Teen Read Week programs and activities.

The recipients of the grant are as follows:
Dawn Abron, Zion-Benton (IL) Public Library
Catherine Andronik, Brien McMahon High School Library, Norwalk, CT
Amy Jones, Ashe County (NC) Public Library
Jennifer Shureman, Gloucester County (NJ) Library System
Staci Terrell, Anderson (IN) Public Library
Lindsey Tomsu, La Vista (NE) Public Library
Patricia VanArsdale, Hussey-Mayfield (IN) Memorial Public Library
Deena Viviani, Central Library Of Monroe County, NY
Molly Weeta, Lawrence (KS) Public Library
Bridget Wilson, Moss Memorial Library of Nantahala (NC) Regional Library System

This is the third year that YALSA has been able to offer this grant, courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Teen Read Week is a crucial time to promote reading to teens; this year’s event being celebrated October 13–19 with the theme “Seek the Unknown @ your library.”

Karyn M. Peterson About Karyn M. Peterson

Karyn M. Peterson (kpeterson@mediasourceinc.com) is a former News Editor ofSLJ.

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