Return of the Teen Tech Week Mini Grants

They’re’ Back…

I’ am happy to announce that YALSA will once again award 20 Teen Tech Mini Grants, each valued at $500! The grants will assist’ libraries that are planning creative Teen Tech Week events for the 2009 celebration, Press Play @ Your Library.

Applications are due no later than January 19th, 2009.’  Winners will be announced the week of Feb. 9th.’  The brief grant application is available.

You can also read the official rules.

Teen Tech Week will be celebrated March 8-14, 2009 with the theme “Press Play @ your library” and is meant to offer libraries the opportunity to showcase all the great nonprint resources they have to offer the teens in their community.’  For details about Teen Tech Week, to register (it’s free), or for planning ideas, go to the Teen Tech Week web site.’  Funding for the mini grants comes from Verizon Communications, Inc.’  You can also read about the winners of the 2008 mini grants, visit

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