Through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will offer ten $1,000 grants to recognize outstanding Teen Read Week activities from its members.
The applicant must plan and present an outline for a Teen Read Week activity that is coordinated by a library. The 2017 event will be held Oct. 8 - 14th, featuring the theme 'Unleash Your Story. The activity must be open to all teens (12-18 years) and incorporate programming best practices as outlined in YALSA's Teen Programming Guidelines. YALSA encourages innovative proposals that are inclusive of under-served teen populations. Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply. Libraries should be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store (see Dollar General's Store Locator). Recipients will be announced the week of July 10, 2017.
To learn more about Teen Read Week, visit teenreadweek.ning.com. The short online grant application is available: http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/3f1cwaRvZ6MOb2de