For immediate release | April 1, 2016

Apply now for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened up the application period for its 2016 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

In celebration of the upcoming announcement of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten nominees during National Library Week, forty (40) sets of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten nominees will be given away to libraries in need with funding generously provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. With the set of new titles, libraries will not only be able to further enrich their young adult collection but also attract teens to the library.

Interested applicants can apply for the giveaway via the online form by May 1, 2016. Please note, applicants must be personal YALSA members and be within 20 miles of a Dollar General store to be eligible to apply. Other eligibility requirements also apply. Learn more and apply here.

Each year, YALSA offers more than $150,000 in grants and awards to members who work with or on behalf of teens. Learn more about the grants and awards YALSA offers on its Awards & Grants page. Interested in joining YALSA? Learn more here.

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted during National Library Week, and teens across the country are encouraged to read as many nominees as they can over the summer. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will then vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week to select their favorites. The ten titles with the most votes become the year’s Teens’ Top Ten. To learn more and to access a free Teens’ Top Ten Toolkit, visit

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, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail:


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)