Teen Read Week 2011 Grants

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YALSA, through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, will distribute 10 $1,000 Teen Read Week grants this year! The grants recognize the outstanding efforts of YALSA members and encourages librarians to plan engaging activities in honor of Teen Read Week.

Applicants must:

  • be YALSA members
  • live within 20 miles of a Dollar General store (check your state at
  • plan to host an event encouraging reading for teens at a library with the funds

YALSA encourages innovative proposals that are inclusive of underserved teen populations, including but not limited to teens with disabilities and teens who speak English as a second language.

Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply. Applications are due July 1, 2011. Recipients will be announced the week of August 1, 2011.

To apply, download the
application (Word doc) and return to
yalsa@ala.org by July 1. Questions can be sent to Letitia Smith, membership coordinator, at