Hey teens, do you have an interest in the publishing industry or would you like to help the publishing industry release titles that are of real interest to you? If so this is the group for you! The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and other advocates dedicated to strengthening library services for teens age 12-18. Through their research and advocacy, YALSA helps libraries and librarians engage, serve and empower this important demographic. Now through this elite program (one of only 16 in the country!) teens here in Fulton County can have a real say over what types of things are being published for their age group. All teens are welcome on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch to preview as yet unpublished titles to select which ones they'd like to read and review. The best reviewed titles are sent to publishers to help them identify which upcoming titles will be the most popular. Check the link for more information and we look forward to hearing the opinions of our teens!
This is also a great time for teens (and adults who love YA fiction!) to vote for YALSA's Top Ten favorite books from the past year. Voting is open now through September 15 and the Top Ten List will be revealed during Teen Read Week, October 14-20, 2012. Here are this year's nominated titles, and here is where you cast your vote!