Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Books for Teens

Books for Teens is "a new fundraising initiative from YALSA, [whose] mission is to empower the nation’s at-risk teens to achieve more by providing them with free high quality, new, age-appropriate books. Funds raised through Books for Teens will be distributed to libraries in communities with a high level of poverty, where teen services librarians will purchase and distribute new books, encourage teens to get library cards and provide teens with reading-focused events and activities."

Why I'm Telling You About It: This spring, spurred on by my work as an ALA Emerging Leader, I decided to volunteer for a YALSA committee.  Before I knew it, I'd been asked (and agreed) to chair a new committee called Books for Teens.  The committee is just starting to get down to business and I wanted to share our mission and ask for your support.  

Our first step as a committee is to get the word out about Books for Teens by letting librarians and library advocates (YOU!) know about our existence.  Now that you know, support the cause* and tell your friends and fellow library lovers (heck, tell your enemies and library haters)!

*and if you want to make a donation to get things rolling, that would be nice too!

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