Apply now for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

For Immediate Release
Wed, 04/02/2014

Contact:

Jaclyn Finneke
Communications Manager
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
jfinneke@ala.org

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is giving away 40 sets of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominees to libraries in need.

Qualified libraries can apply now through May 1 for a chance to win a set of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominated titles. Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply. For more information about applying, the giveaway and the Teens’ Top Ten, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website.

The official nominees of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten will be announced during National Library Week on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17. Approximately 25 titles will be nominees of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten. The official announcement of the nominees will be posted on the Teens’ Top Ten website. Following the announcement of the nominated titles, teens are encouraged to read them to take part in the voting for the “top ten” titles that starts in August.

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 16 school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages 12 to 18 will vote online between August and Teen Read Week.

This year, new teen book groups will be selected to be the nominators for future Teens’ Top Ten lists. The book groups will serve during the 2015-2016 term. For more information and to apply, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website.

Publishers interested in licensing the seal image to put on the nominated titles can learn more about the process by contacting Nichole O’Connor at noconnor@ala.org.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.  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.