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Apply Before Dec. 1 For A YALSA Collection Development Grant

Yalsa_Logo.pngAs recent PEW Research reports show, young adults who use the library are among the most rabid readers you’ll find anywhere. Keeping up with their appetite for new and age-appropriate materials can be a challenge. If your library is among those that struggle to keep that latest YA hit on the shelves, YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association), a division of ALA, wants to help.

YALSA members are encouraged to submit an application today for a $1,000 grant to augment their public library’s YA collection development budget. Preference is given to established collections that can demonstrate a high rate of use or interest, and who can prove financial need. While current membership is a prerequisite to apply, membership dues may be submitted with application.

Up to two awards are granted annually. Winners must agree to restrict themselves to young adult purchases and to submit a one-page report to YALSA within six months. 

Applications for the current awards cycle must be submitted online no later than Monday, December 1Click here for further instructions and to begin the registration process. Click here to learn more about grant recipients to date, including a number of Friends of the Library.