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Hello and happy Support Teen Literature Day! 


In addition to Operation TBD
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literacy campaigns and we hope you'll join us!YALSA today launched three
literacy campaigns and we hope you'll join us!


First, 2010 Teen Read Week registration is now open. Visit to register for our 2010 celebration. In addition
to free registration, visitors to the Teen Read Week website can find
activity ideas relating to this year's theme, planning resources,
publicity tools and applications for Teen Read Week Mini Grants. Teen
Read Week will be celebrated Oct. 17-23, with a theme of Books with Beat
@ your library, which encourages teens to read poetry, audiobooks, books
about music and more, for the fun of it. Registration benefits include
access to the 2010 theme logo, the chance to win a collection of four
books from Cinco Puntos, and a collection of 25 titles from Viz Media.
The first 300 YALSA members to register will receive a copy of Hearts at
Stake by Alyxandra Harvey. 


Second, the Teens' Top Ten nominations are live at See who made the list of this year's 26
nominees. Have your teens start reading them now so they can vote for
their favorites in August and September. Download the 26 official
nominees and a toolkit with reproducible and ideas for promoting the
nominees in your library. The winners will be announced during Teen Read
Week, Oct. 17-23.  In addition, YALSA is accepting applications for the
2010-2012 YA Galley groups, fifteen book groups who determine the
nominees each year. Learn more and apply at 


Finally, YALSA has also opened registration for the 2010 WrestleMania
Reading Challenge at The WrestleMania Reading
Challenge has been revamped as it enters its fifth year. The Challenge
now will take place over a period of one week, during Teen Read Week.
Librarians and educators: register to participate through July 31 at As part of the Challenge activities, students
will pledge to read 5 books or graphic novels between Teen Read Week and
WrestleMania 27 on April 3, 2011. They may also complete a competitive
project during Teen Read Week if they want to be eligible to win a trip
to WrestleMania. The students chosen as Grand Prize Winners represent
their libraries at the WrestleMania Reading Challenge World Finals in
Atlanta on April 2, 2011 and win their libraries $2,000 grants and other


Questions? Contact us at or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4390.



Stephanie (Stevie) Kuenn

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association <> <> 

v: 312.280.2128

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Check out YALSA's new book, Cool Teen Programs for under $100, edited by
Jenine Lillian


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