Read YALSA’s latest position paper “Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact” for a rationale for why libraries need to rethink their traditional summer reading programming in order to better meet the serious needs and diverse interests of today’s youth, especially underserved audiences. The paper also includes recommended strategies libraries can take transform their summer programming, as well as a list of selected resources. Access this free resource at: www.ala.org/yalsa/adopting-summer-learning-approach-increased-impact-yalsa-position-paper
College & Career Prep in Small, Rural & Tribal Libraries
YALSA was awarded $305,000 by IMLS to implement a 3 year project to work with staff at small, rural and tribal libraries to plan and implement college and career readiness services for the middle schoolers in their communities. YALSA will partner with the Association of Rural and Small libraries to provide continuing education and other support to library staff. Learn more at www.ala.org/yalsa/future-ready-library
2016 Teen Read Week™ Resources
The 2016 TRW site launched during National Library Week, and has everything you need to plan a great literacies event. This year TRW is being celebrated Oct. 9 – 15 with a multilingual “Read for the Fun of it Theme.” Access the free planning resources, sign up for a free webinar, and order your official TRW products at www.ala.org/teenread.
Summer Titles for Teens
The 2016 Teens’ Top Ten nominees were announced the week of April 11th for National Library Week. Libraries can encourage teens to read these titles from now throughout the summer, and then vote for their favorites online beginning in Aug. To download a free Teens’ Top Ten Toolkit, visit www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.