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Chatham County Public Libraries Receive Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway from YALSA

Post Date:05/31/2019 1:00 PM

Chatham County Public Libraries are pleased to be the recipient of a set of 25 Young Adult books nominated for the 2019 Teens’ Top Ten list from YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. The nominee list is comprised of 25 teen acclaimed young adult titles ranging from a multitude of different genres.

Youth Services Librarian Katy Henderson applied for the giveaway on behalf of the Wren Memorial Library in Siler City, to bolster the Young Adult collection with the hope of attracting more teen users to the branch during the summer months. In a statement released by YALSA, Chatham County Public Libraries was included among 60 recipients of the giveaway, which was generously funded by The Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Teens everywhere can nominate their favorite titles to become the official nominees of the upcoming Teens' Top Ten. Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year between August 15 and the third week in October.

For more information about the titles, or about the Teens’ Top Ten, contact Youth Services at (919) 545-8085 or katy.henderson@chathamlibraries.org
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