For immediate release | May 24, 2010

Applications due June 1 for YALSA's Teen Read Week Mini Grants

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will award 10 mini grants of $450 cash and $50 in Teen Read Week™ products to YALSA members for special events and services in honor of Teen Read Week 2010. Applications for the 2010 Teen Read Week mini grants are due June 1.
The mini grants are funded by Team Teen Read Week, which includes ALA Graphics, Bloomsbury, Carolrhoda Lab, Cinco Puntos, Free Spirit Publishing, Random House, Scholastic, Sleeping Bear Press, the William Morris Endowment and Viz Media.
Guidelines and an application can be downloaded at the Teen Read Week Mini Grants webpage. Applications must be sent electronically to by June 1. Winners will be announced the week of August 2.
Teen Read Week will be celebrated Oct. 17-23, with a theme of Books with Beat @ your library, which encourages teens to read poetry, audiobooks, books about music and more, for the fun of it. Registration, activity ideas and more are available at
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,


Stephanie Kuenn