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Teen Program Award from YALSA

For those of you working with teens here’s your chance to be handsomely rewarded. I know many of you are producing some great teen programs and you deserve to be recognized. If the award below doesn’t pertain to you, be sure to browse the YALSA grant website ( to see if something else is better suited to your situation.


Win $500 and an additional $500 for your library with the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

Here’s your chance to win $500 for your pocket and another $500 for your library!  YALSA members are eligible to apply for this award recognizing an outstanding reading or literature program for young adults.  If you have created an exceptional reading or literature program in the 12 months before December 1st consider applying for the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens.  The MAE Award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.  The winner receives $500 and additional $500 for their library. 

Application forms can be downloaded at and must be emailed to Nichole Gilbert at by December 1. 

Not a member of YALSA?  It’s not too late to join.   Please note that it may take up to 2 months for new memberships to be fully processed.  New members should send an electronic copy of their membership application with the grant application.

For questions, contact Alexandra Tyle-Annen at

Reward yourself for bringing young adults and books together and encouraging the development of life-long reading habits.  Apply today! 

Times Running Out….

Don’t forget the deadline for submitting nominations for The Flume: NH Teen Reader’s Choice 2010 award is approaching quickly. Talk to your teens and find out what they think the best book published between 2006-2008 is. The committee will be accepting nominations through December 31, 2008.

For those of you unfamiliar with this award it was created in 2005 in response to a New Hampshire teens’ request to have a book award geared towards high school students. This award is a state-wide venture led by a collaborative effort from school and public librarians. Each year teens nominate titles, published within the last two years, they think deserve to be recognized. Librarians then narrow the group of titles to a list of 13. Teens then vote for the winning title from the list of 13.

Nominations can be made online or printed and placed around your library.

Thank you!

The Flume Committee

Become a YALS Member!

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Many of you may have received your NHLA renewal membership form, or an invitation to join NHLA as a new member this week. You may not be aware that this fall YALS became an official section of NHLA and as a result is now on your membership application. This section supports those serving young adults in NH libraries, including librarians, library assistants, and administration.  

We meet four times a year to support and promote library services for young adults throughout the state of New Hampshire. The foundation of YALS meetings is the free exchange of ideas with an optimistic and can-do attitude. Even if you are not able to attend the quarterly network meetings there are many ways you can be involved and/or benefit from this membership. Service to young adults is one of the fastest growing areas in libraries today. For many small libraries that don’t have a dedicated young adult librarian this is a great way to gain knowledge and ideas about how to best serve this population for little or no money.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at:

If you would like more information about this section please visit our website:

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to meeting you.

Jenn Jasinski
YALS President, New Hampshire Library Association