Children’s & YA Services

Teen Tech Week Stories

Jasmine Rockwell would like to know how your library celebrated Teen Tech Week, March 8-13. You can send your stories to

Support Teen Literature Day

Thursday of National Library Week, April 17th, is Support Teen Literature Day. For more information and ideas on how to celebrate it, people can go the YALSA wiki.

Teens’ Top Ten List

Teens in South Dakota can join other teens across the county in voting for their favorite book from the Teens' Top Ten list. The nominee list will become available in April. For more information or for ideas about how to promote the Teens' Top Ten list, go to

Marketing YALSA's Awards @ your library

Spread the word about our awards in your community! YALSA now offers downloadable bookmarks for all of our awards (PDF) that you can print out and distribute to teens at your library!

Each bookmark file offers a spot for you to include the location of the item in your library's shelves! Open the file in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, then click on the blank space beneath each winners' bibliographic information. You'll be able to add the info right there!

You can also spread the word on your library's website or blog, your school or public library newsletter, or even in your local newspaper. Just download a customizable template for each of our awards (Alex, Edwards, Morris, Odyssey and Printz, all Word documents) and fill in your library's information, then distribute.

YALSA Literature Award Winners

You can find a list of the YALSA literature award winners at

Nominate a Young Leader for a $2,500 Barron Prize!

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, founded by author T.A. Barron, seeks nominations for its 2009 awards. The Barron Prize honors young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Each year, 10 national winners each receive $2,500 to support their service work or higher education. Nomination deadline is April 30. For more information and to nominate, visit

ALA, awards, marketing, National Library Week, reading lists

previous: e-resource of the month | Table of Contents | next: in focus: Brenda Hemmelman

Share |   

The Cornerstone monthly e-newsletter is created by the South Dakota State Library. For more information on how to be a part of this newsletter, please contact us via e-mail with your questions and ideas.