Voting for the YALSA 2009 Teens’ Top Ten begins on August 25th.’  There are 25 titles up for this award– the only book choice award that is chosen solely by teens.

Summer is the perfect time to promote this program.’  Teens are out of school and are looking for great books to read.’  You know the names of the books, but how can you promote the titles to your teen patrons?

As always, YALSA has what you need!’  Now you can download and print bookmarks from the YALSA website.’  You can put these bookmarks out for your teens to take.’  Or put the bookmarks inside the books on display.’  Help us get the word out to your teen patrons so that from August 25th-September 18th, they can be ready to vote in the national poll.’  Teens vote by going to

At the same website (, you can find a button you can use on your internet computers.’  Download the button, and link the image back to the voting site.

These are some easy, low cost ways you can promote the Teens’ Top Ten to your teen patrons.

About Lindsey Dunn

I am a teen librarian who has worked in the Wake County Library system for six years now. I have been in YALSA for 3 years now and currently serve on the YA Galley Committee. I received my MLS at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001. My specialties include book clubs, teen advisory boards, programming, and blogging.

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