How many of you are a community/library in need?’  Raise your hand. How many of you could use 1,200 new young adult books, cds, and videos? Raise your hand.’  If you have one or both of your hands raised, you should think about applying for YALSA’s Great Books Giveaway Award.

You have plenty of time as applications are not due until December 1, 2009.’  The applications are easy to complete and informationis stuff’ that you probaby already know.’  For more details go to

What have you got to lose? Nothing What have you got to gain? 1,200 new young adult materials for your library. Last year, three libraries were fortunate enough to receive materials.’  You could be one of the libraries this year.’  All you have to do is apply.’  Think about how much of a difference this collection would make for your library, your community….your teens. So click on the link and start working on your application today!

About Krista McKenzie

I am a Children's Specialist at the Ruth Enlow Library in Garrett County, Maryland. I work with kids from the ages of 0 to 18 and am also a reference librarian. In addition, I am member of the YALSA Legislative Committee, and the Children's Services Division of the Maryland Library Association.

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