You lead a busy life, yet you are taking time to follow this YALSA blog. That demonstrates you share YALSA’s mission to expand and strengthen library services to teens everywhere. You are dedicated to providing the best library services for teens. You want to give teens the opportunity to access quality books. You also support your colleagues in their efforts to do the same. Would you be reading this if you weren’t?

Because of your dedication you would like to extend your influence beyond your own community. You would like to bolster the entire teen library profession. You can do that right now, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home or office!

Donate to Friends of YALSA today. Your contribution of any size supports initiatives and projects that benefit teens and the library professionals who serve them. Your generosity can help sponsor emerging leaders, fund attendance at National Library Advocacy Days, or put books in the hands of disadvantaged young people. Did you receive one of the awesome Teen Read Week resource kits in October? That was made possible by contributors just like you.

Go to’ for more information about how your tax-deductible gift will make a difference.

A donation to Friends of YALSA is easy for you to give. Information on how to pay online or through the mail can be found at

And have you purchased your 2012 Michael L. Printz Award calendar yet? For just $15 you will be able to adorn your wall with the book cover art of all twelve of the Printz winners. It’s not too late to purchase these calendars as gifts for the book lovers in your life! The calendars are available at All proceeds benefit the Friends of YALSA, so you can start your new year with a good-looking calendar and the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting high-quality teen library services!!

Thank you for your passion and dedication to teens and libraries. Thank you for your efforts to provide best practices for the young people in your community and across the nation. And thank you for your generous donation to the Friends of YALSA.

Happy New Year!

About Penny Johnson

I am the teen specialist at Baraboo Public Library, Baraboo WI.

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