Young Adult Services | YARP: Young Adult Reading Program
YARP: Young Adult Reading Program
Since 1989, each year the Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) Teen Reads Committee of the South Dakota Library Association publishes a list of books to promote quality literature and to help South Dakota teachers and librarians in selecting and promoting books for adolescents. The books are selected from among the many young adult and adult books that have received positive reviews by national reviewing periodicals. To qualify to vote, teens read books from the list and give it a star rating of 1 to 5, 5 being best. Teenagers may vote for as many books as they would like. One winner is selected from the Middle School List and another winner from the High School list.
Sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association, the contest features two lists of at least fifteen nominated titles for middle school and high school grades To qualify to vote, students read books from the list and give it a star rating of 1 to 5, 5 being best. Voting opens during the national Teen Read Week (October) and goes through April 1st.
- 2014-15 Nominees!
- Constitution and Bylaws
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- Membership Application
Please send completed membership forms to:
Children's & Youth Services Coordinator
South Dakota State Library
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
- Nomination Guidelines
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YARP Badge, for print
YARP Badge, for web
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YARP Book Awards
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