Submit your teen reading programs and win $500 for yourself and your library

For Immediate Release
Fri, 10/01/2010


Stephanie Kuenn

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks members’ applications for the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.  The winner receives $500 and an additional $500 for their library.  The award is open to all personal members of YALSA who have created an outstanding reading or literature program in the 12 months preceding the award deadline of Dec. 1.

To apply, fill out the official application form available online at Send your completed application by email to Nichole Gilbert,, by Dec. 1. Attachments must be saved with the applicant’s last name and the name of the award ( e.g., Gilbert_MAE.doc).
To learn more and download an application, visit Winners will be announced after ALA’s Midwinter Meeting 2011, Jan. 7-11 in San Diego.
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,