Great Books Giveaway Competition
About the Great Books Giveaway Competition
Each year the YALSA office receives approximately 1200 newly published books, videos, CDs and audiocassettes, materials that have been targeted primarily towards young adults. Publishers and producers submit copies for selection committees to review and nominate.
Tyler Public Library
The Tyler Public Library serves a population of over 100,000 with a small young adult collection for students in grades 6 through 12 making it almost impossible to engage in outreach with the Tyler Independent School District (ISD)'s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) and Tyler ISD’s Early College. The DAEP, a program for students who suffer from behavioral issues and are frequently reading below their grade level and the Tyler ISD’s Early College, a dual credit program that allows students to earn an Associate's degree along with their high school diploma, are in great need of materials for pleasure reading, yet neither location has a school library.
2017 Runner Up(s)
East Peoria High School
East Peoria High School serves over 1,000 secondary students and is a stand-alone district. The student body is comprised of a very socio-economically diverse group of students with a majority falling under the poverty level. East Peoria Community High School's mission is to provide an education that nurtures students and challenges them to be lifelong learners who are responsible, contributing citizens.
Shawnee High School
Shawnee High School serves a population of approximately 1,300 students. Despite a city-wide poverty rate of close to 25%, the citizens of Shawnee recently passed a bond issue to build Shawnee High School a new, larger library.