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Lily Hopper is happy to let her senior year of high school end in a boring whimper. However, Lily’s plans change when she gets a mysterious note recruiting her to help plan the school’s senior prank.

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The 2024 Library Worker and Student Stipend applications will open TK DATE. There is a $1000 stipend available for both a Library Worker and a Student who is currently enrolled in an 港澳台图库Accredited MLS program.

Teens Top Ten

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The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.

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Our Blogs and Publications

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YALSAblog provides a virtual space for publishing timely information about emerging and new practices for library services for and with teens.

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Young Adult Library Services is the award-winning official journal of YALSA, and the preeminent journal on library services for and with teens.

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YALSA's up-to-date guide to selecting, curating, and evaluating teen collections.

Get Involved with YALSA

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How You Can Participate

YALSA has dozens of ways for its members and supporters to get involved, including many options for virtual participation. Whether you choose to volunteer to gain additional leadership opportunities, build your resume, increase exposure in the association or library community, or give back to the profession, YALSA relies on you to help support the association and make a positive difference in serving teens through libraries.

Learn more!

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  • Interested in getting involved? Start here!
  • Find volunteer opportunities in our weekly email newsletter, .
  • Watch a about ways to get involved with YALSA.
  • Check out our of upcoming events.
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One Way to Donate: Become a Friend of YALSA

Friends of YALSA was created in 2005 to ensure excellence in the Association's traditional programs and services to library workers serving teens. Each year, FOY funds are used to support over $16,000 in member , including a and . When additional FOY funds become available, YALSA's Board also directs FOY funds to support programs in advocacy, continuous learning, future planning, research, and teen literacies.


Check out this infographic to learn more about the member awards and grants FOY funds.

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  • From corporate sponsorships to local fundraising and more, learn about all the ways you can donate to YALSA.
  • Learn more about YALSA's Leadership Endowment.
  • at the 港澳台图库Development Office's secure website. (Choose "Divisions," then "YALSA").
  • Send a contribution by mail, using the (PDF). Complete the form and mail it back with your donation to: YALSA, 225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601.
  • For further information, please contact YALSA’s Executive Director at 1.800.545.2433 x4391 or tdillards@ala.org
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YALSA Book Finder Database

This database provides access to all of 's annual selected book and media lists, awards, and honorees. These resources are developed by library staff and educators to support the collection development and readers' advisory work of library staff.

These books and media have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, and span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.

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Media Kit and Advertising Opportunities

YALSA offers a range of advertising opportunities to fit a variety of marketing goals and budgets. Download our 2023 media kit (PDF) for rates and guidelines for all available opportunities.




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Every third Monday of the month at 2:30 PM CST - Everyone welcome to join via .

Meeting ID: 829 4793 7403 | Passcode: 843163

Dates: Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20, Jun 17

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YALSA's February Member of the Month, Stephanie Mahar, is a Filipina American first-generation Ph.D. Candidate in Language, Literacy, and Technology Education at Washington State University. Read more about Stephanie.

Events and Continuing Education

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Transforming Teen Services: A Train the Trainer Approach

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YALSA, in partnership with the (COSLA), is implementing "Transforming Teen Services: a Train the Trainer Approach" from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. This effort brings together state library agency (SLA) youth consultants and front-line library staff for a robust training program. In the first year of the project a pilot cohort made up of SLA and front-line staff from AL, ME, MN, RI and WI received training and began facilitating learning for library staff in their states. In year two, 109 more SLA and front-line staff will be trained and they will then train others in their states.

A is available.

This project is supported by a grant from the (IMLS). Read the grant proposal (.pdf) and the .