DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2017 Teens’ Top Ten voting

For Immediate Release
Thu, 08/10/2017

Contact:

Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

alam@ala.org

CHICAGO – Today the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teens to review books, will host the voting site for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten.

For the fifth year in a row, DOGObooks is the host site where teens will go to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten. Voting by teens has grown significantly over the last couple of years and YALSA expects a record number of votes this year.

“We are excited to partner with YALSA to host the Teens’ Top Ten voting for the fifth consecutive year and get a pulse on books that are popular with young readers” said Meera Dolasia, CEO of DOGO Media.

A link to the 2017 voting page, hosted by DOGObooks, will be posted on the Teens’ Top Ten site starting August 15. The voting page will showcase all 26 nominees with their respective book covers and summaries, and will give teens the opportunity to leave comments about their favorite titles.

Voting for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten will take place from August 15 – October 14 of this year. Teens aged 12-18 are eligible to participate in the voting process and will be able to vote for up to three of their favorite titles from the list of 26 nominated titles. A video featuring the 26 nominated titles can be found on the Teens' Top Ten site.

Every year, the official Teens' Top Ten nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles. Readers ages twelve to eighteen can vote online between August and Teen Read Week. To vote and to learn more about the Teens’ Top Ten, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website.

DOGObooks.com is the largest website for kids and teens to discover, rate and review books. With over 300,000 book review pages, DOGObooks empowers young readers to discover new books and share their favorites. (www.dogobooks.com)

The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.