2015 Reads 4 Teens recommending reading pamphlets now available in the ALA Store

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/05/2015


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) collection of 2015 Reads 4 Teens recommended reading pamphlets and bookmarks is now available for purchase as a single digital download through the ALA Store

Reads 4 Teens is a collection of the best in the latest teen literature and includes 32 ready to use pamphlets and four bookmarks, each featuring a different theme or genre.  If libraries opt to, they can customize these resources by adding their library logo, call numbers and more.

“We hope these affordable and ready-to-use materials will be a great resource to libraries as they promote their summer reading and learning programs,” remarked YALSA President, Chris Shoemaker.

All titles featured in this resource have appeared on YALSA's 2015 lists of recommended reading or were honored by a 2015 YALSA book award. Themes that are sure to get your teens reading include “Eek! Monsters, Vampires, Witches and Zombies,” “Have You “Met” These Famous Fictional Characters?,” “It Really Happened – Historical Events,” “Autobiographies” and   “Take a Trip: Travels, Trips, Voyages, Journeys, Quests, or even Time Travel.”

All 36 resources included in this digital download can easily be printed in both color and black/white on 8.5” x 11” paper and cost only $29, with ALA/YALSA members receiving a 10-percent discount. Order it now through the ALA store.

As a limited time promotion through June 15, every purchase of the 2015 Reads 4 Teens pamphlets will also include a free digital download of the 2014 Reads 4 Teens pamphlets, which includes 37 pamphlets and eight bookmarks.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and library staff 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.