The 2018 Hub Reading Challenge Begins Today!

What’s the Hub Reading Challenge?

The goal of the Hub Reading Challenge is to read 25 books over the next four months from a list of the most recent award winner and honor books and YALSA selected lists. This challenge encourages participants to discover new titles and explore genres outside of your comfort zone. And for library staff, you’ll hopefully get to build your readers’ advisory skills and totally impress your coworkers and patrons. Continue reading The 2018 Hub Reading Challenge Begins Today!

#HubChallenge Twitter Chat June 15th at 7 pm CST

We’ve had such a great time discussing all the titles from the awards and selected lists during this year’s Hub Challenge, Hub bloggers wanted to invite all the participants (and anyone who has read the eligible titles) to chat about them on twitter tomorrow, June 15th, at 7 pm CST.

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I’ll be moderating the discussion (@molly_wetta) and you can join in by following the hashtag #hubchallenge. We recommend participating through an application like Tweetdeck or Tweetchat to follow the hashtag. Check out these tips on participating if you’re new to twitter chatsContinue reading #HubChallenge Twitter Chat June 15th at 7 pm CST

2014 Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge Final Check In

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This is it! There are less than 24 hours until the Youth Media Awards at the American Library Association Midwinter conference. (Watch the livestream here.) Tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Eastern, everyone will find out which book won the 2014 Morris Award and which won the 2014 Excellence in Nonfiction Award. (Among other awards.) Did you read all the nominated titles? Congratulations! Please fill out the form below and give yourself a big pat on the back. If you didn’t read as many as you hoped to, that’s OK! You can still read them after tomorrow.

And keep your eyes on The Hub where we will soon announce the 2014 Hub Reading Challenge, encompassing all of YALSA’s 2014 award winning books and finalists, as well as top ten lists, the Schneider Family Book Award and the Stonewall Book Award.
Happy Almost Youth Media Awards Day, everyone! It’s our own Librarian Oscars! Can’t wait to hear about (and read) the winners.

~Geri Diorio, currently reading Ninety Percent of Everything by Rose George