Encourage Teen Patrons to vote for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten

For Immediate Release
Fri, 08/14/2015


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


CHICAGO – Voting for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten official titles is now open.

Teens all around the world can start casting their votes for their favorite titles for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten now through Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 18-24) at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens. The voting landing page, hosted by DOGObooks, features all 24 nominees showcasing book covers, titles and summaries, as well as the opportunity for teens to leave comments about their favorite titles.

All 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 24 nominees. A video featuring the 24 nominated titles can be found on YALSA’s Reads 4 Teens site.  Individual trailers for each title can also be found on YALSA’s youtube channel.  Libraries can support this effort by sharing these resources with their teen patrons and encouraging them to vote.

The Teens' Top Ten is a teen choice list, with teens nominating and choosing their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups from 16 school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country have the opportunity to read the titles throughout the summer and then vote on their favorite titles each year.  To learn more about the Teens’ Top Ten, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website. To learn more about Teen Read Week, visit www.ala.org/teenread.

DOGObooks.com is the largest website for kids and teens to rate and review books.  With over 190,000 books followed, DOGObooks empowers young readers to discover new books and share their favorites.  (www.dogobooks.com)

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.