For immediate release | July 9, 2013

YALSA’s Reads 4 Teens digital download now available in the ALA Store

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Reads 4 Teens recommended reading list for teen patrons is now available for purchase as a digital download through the ALA Store. Reads 4 Teens is a collection of the best in the latest teen literature and includes 32 customizable pamphlets and 10 bookmarks, each featuring a different theme or genre.

All titles featured in this resource appeared on YALSA's 2013 lists of recommended reading or were honored by a 2013 YALSA book award. Themes that are sure to get your teens reading include “Adventures in Time,” “Could you Survive,” “Around the World in 60 Books” and “Wrapped in Romance."

The pamphlets can be customized to include library information, hours or teen specific programming before making copies available to patrons. All 42 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.

For more than 50 years, YALSA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), 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, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail,


Jaclyn Finneke

Communications Manager


Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)