Books for young adults are more popular than ever, and there are many awards for young adult literature chosen by librarians, authors, and experts in the publishing industry. There is one book award, however, that allows teens to vote for their favorite books: The Teens' Top Ten Award, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.
Every year 15 teen book groups from across the country, all of which participate in YALSA’s Teens' Top Ten/YA Galley Project, vote on their nominations and nominations from the public to determine the 25 official Teens' Top Ten finalists. Readers ages twelve to eighteen then vote online for up to...READ MORE
Library lovers know that showing your library card gets you access to great things all year-round, but during Library Card Sign-up Month it will also get you the chance to win $100. Help us spread the word about the value of libraries this September by snapping a picture with your library card and posting it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded. You'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card! Entries can also be submitted by posting as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries Facebook page.
The promotion begins Sunday, September 1 at noon CT and ends Sunday, September 22 at noon CT. Librarians and...READ MORE
By Michael Damron, courtesy of American Libraries
Louisville (Ohio) Public Library opened an innovative Sensory Space in August 2018 with the help of a $50,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. It offers teen sensory relaxation sessions, adult sensory exploration, sensory storytimes, and other activities for patrons on the autism spectrum. Louisville is one of the first public libraries to offer a free multisensory environment, which is housed in the library’s Discovery Center.
Motor coordination, concentration, color recognition, understanding cause and effect—these are some of the skills Louisville Public...READ MORE
Actor, director, and producer Milo Ventimiglia, best known for his roles on television dramas "This is Us" and "Gilmore Girls," is starring in the Fox 2000 feature film “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” an adaptation of the international best-selling novel by Garth Stein.
And in a new video message recorded for the American Library Association, he highlights the power of libraries saying, "Stories bring people together, and that's why libraries are so powerful. They make sure everyone can access books, movies, and other media and give communities a place to connect."