Get out the vote for Teen Read Week™

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

YALSA Communications Specialist

(312) 280-2128


For Immediate Release

October 13, 2009

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) invites all teens to help YALSA choose next year’s Teen Read Week™ theme. Teens can vote at for their favorite from three choices during Teen Read Week 2009, Oct. 18-24.

The three potential themes are: Books with Beat @ your library®, Deal with It @ your library, or Find an Alibi @ your library. Voting will start on Oct. 18 at, and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 24.

“Libraries around the country are hosting a variety of programs in libraries and online, but teens can also get involved in planning for next year's Teen Read Week by voting for the next theme,” said Linda W. Braun, YALSA president. “By taking part in that voting, teens around the country get to help set the direction for the activities planned for Teen Read Week 2010.”

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: