For immediate release | November 8, 2010

YALSA offers mini-grants for Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO —Through funding from the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will award up to 10 Teen Tech Week mini-grants, consisting of $450 in cash and $50 worth of Teen Tech Week products, to YALSA members who create a reading program that incorporates technology. Teen Tech Week 2011 will be celebrated March 6-12 with a theme of Mix and Mash @ your library.
Visit to read the official rules and download the application form. This contest is open only to YALSA personal members. Applicants for the TTW Mini Grants must submit the official application form to the YALSA office at by Jan. 3, 2011. Winners will be notified the week of Feb. 7, 2011.
Teen Tech Week 2011 is about connecting teens with different technologies, especially those available through the library. Teen Tech Week also encourages teens to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. Registration and resources are available at
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks 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