Exciting News for the Library Book Group!

Here is a press release describing the wonderful
program of which Bookmarked,
the library book group, gets to join for the next two years:

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, selected Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy in Jeffersopn, LA as one of the 16 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as official book groups for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten.

The Teens’ Top Ten is an ongoing project in which publishers of young adult books provide copies of their recent titles to teen book discussion groups in libraries, including the Bookmarked at Patrick Taylor Academy. In exchange, teen readers at Patrick Taylor will evaluate books from more than 30 participating publishers. Bookmarked will begin its term as a Teens’ Top Ten book group in November 2010 and will finish its duties in 2012.

All teens across the US are able to vote for the Teen’s Top Ten favorite titles of the year. This year’s vote is open now through Sept. 17 at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/teenstopten2010. The results will be announced in a webcast during Teen Read Week, Oct. 17-23.

“This is an opportunity for us to participate at the national level that we have never had before. It is a good chance for our group to read the books early and recommend to other students at our school,” said Enjoli Gilbert, who is president of Bookmarked.

For more information on the Teens’ Top Ten, including previous winners and tools for teachers and librarians, please visit www.ala.org/teenstopten.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4390 or by email at yalsa@ala.org.


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