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YALSA Offers Ten 'Teen Read Week' Grants

October 9-15 is national Teen Read Week. While the fall may seem a long way off, now is a good time to turn an eye to tie-in programming.

Why? Over the summer, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is partnering up with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to give select libraries a head start in their planning and funding. As in years past, a YALSA judging committee plans to award ten $1,000 Teen Read Week “activity grants” to deserving public libraries – and, where appropriate, partnering Friends groups – interested in coordinating special programs any time October 9-15.

Teen Read WeekThe focus for the 2016 cycle is on ESL and multilingualism. Program ideas catering to the estimated 22% of the nation’s youth who speak a language other than English in the home will receive top priority.  Tip:Take into account YALSA teen program best practices, which you can find here.

Click here to learn more, and to apply. Your application is due by June 1. Recipients will be notified the week of July 11.