For immediate release | February 1, 2011

Encourage teen learning with YALSA’s homework help webinar

CHICAGO — From hungry dogs to alien abductions to corrupted flash drives, the list of excuses for missed homework assignments is never ending. Help your teens get a head start on their homework by hosting a homework help program at your library. Join host Mari Hardacre for a webinar that discusses both in-person and online homework help programs, including fee-based and free services. Learn how to get teens involved in the program through outreach and partnerships and learn tips for marketing your program. Look into the future with us, as we discuss where homework help programs are headed and what role social media may play.

The webinar will take place at 2 p.m. EST. Registration is now open at Webinars cost $39 for individual YALSA members, $49 for all other individuals and $195 for groups (unlimited participants). Registration is open at Questions can be sent to Eve Gaus, YALSA’s program officer for continuing education, at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5293.

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,