Android version of Teen Book Finder App now available

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/12/2014

Contact:

Anna Lam
Communications Specialist
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
alam@ala.org

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released the android version of its popular Teen Book Finder App.

Android users can download the app for free through the Google Play store. The app allows users to access YALSA’s recommended reading and award winning titles from the past years with just a touch of a button from their mobile device. An iOS version is currently available through the Apple App Store.

The Teen Book Finder app’s features include:

  • the ability to search for books by author, title, award or list year, genre, by award and by booklist;
  • a Find It! button, powered by the OCLC WorldCat Search API, that shows users where to find the book in a nearby library and a book’s available format, including audiobook and e-book;
  • three Hot Picks, featuring different titles from the database, refreshed each day;
  • a Favorites button, to create an individualized reading list;
  • the ability to share books from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook.

Funding for the android and iOS version of the Teen Book Finder app is possible through generous sponsorship from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

For years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided Youth Literacy Grants to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in hopes to provide assistance in implementing and expanding literacy programs for youth. For more information about Dollar General and its Youth Literacy Grants, visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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 email, yalsa@ala.org.