April 19 is Support Teen Literature Day

Show your support for teen reading tomorrow, for the first-ever Support Teen Literature Day, a YALSA-sponsored celebration to raise awareness about young adult literature among the general public. Support Teen Literature Day is also a great opportunity to showcase award-winning authors and books in the genre as well as highlight your expertise in connecting teens with books and other reading materials.

If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Support Teen Literature Day in your library check out the suggestions at YALSA’s Support Teen Lit Day homepage, http://ala.org/ala/yalsa/supportyalit.htm or inside YALSA’s Wiki .

Support Teen Literature Day is also the kickoff for Teen Read Week, to be held October 14-20. The theme, “LOL @ your library” encourages teens to read and check out humorous or light materials, for the fun of it. Register at the Teen Read Week 2007 Web site at www.ala.org/teenread. Early registration benefits include free materials from our Promotional Partners: Listening Library; Little, Brown Books for Younger Readers and Penguin as well as from our National Corporate Sponsor Mirrorstone, an imprint of Wizards of the Coast.
-Stephanie Kuenn, YALSA Communication Specialist
(posted by Beth Yoke)

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