Please familiarize yourselves with the following policy so that you may contribute to the vibrant, welcoming, and comfortable environment we strive to provide for all Library users. Libraries provide an ideal environment for all teens to engage in connected learning activities—hands-on activities, workshops, and clubs—that enable teens to learn while exploring their passions and interests. We hope that by creating an inviting and supportive teen space, teen users will be encouraged to connect with other resources, such as print materials, digital resources, programs, and staff. It is our belief that this will foster an appreciation for the Library. On the Teen Mezzanine, users will find print collections of young adult fiction, young adult nonfiction, young adult graphic novels, and more. All Library users are welcome to access the young adult collections, however use of the Teen Mezzanine for studying, group work, reading, and hanging out is restricted to teen Library users. The policy of dedicating space specifically designed for teen library users is an industry standard, encouraged by the American Library Association.
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This is the time of year that every librarian, book seller and youth educator waits for. Will their favorite book be picked for an award by the American Library Association? What winning books flew under their radar this year?
The Teen Mezzanine: A Space for users ages 12–18
Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. Learn more about how you can apply to participate in the Teens' Top Ten book groups here. Meet the Teens' Top Ten book groups , who will choose the nominees for the next year. Download the full list with annotations. Skip to main content. Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.
YALSA is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand the capacity of libraries to better serve teens. YALSA currently has over 5, members. YALSA aims to expand and strengthen library services for teens through advocacy, research, professional development and events. A major responsibility of YASD was the evaluation and selection of materials for young adults, with the most active YASD committee being the book selection committee.