In celebration of the upcoming announcement of the 2019 Teens’ Top Ten nominees on April 11, the Thursday of National Library Week, we announced today the opening of applications for our Teens’ Top Ten Giveaway! 50 sets of the 2019 Teens’ Top Ten nominees will be given away to libraries in need with funding generously provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation! Eligible applicants can apply for the giveaway via the online form now. Please note, applicants must be personal YALSA members and be within 20 miles of a Dollar General store. Other eligibility requirements also apply. Learn more and apply by April 15.
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country are encouraged to read as many nominees as they can over the summer. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will then vote online between August 15 – October 13 to select their favorites. The ten titles with the most votes become the year’s Teens’ Top Ten. Learn more by visiting www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.