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Draft Teen Programming Guidelines – Your Feedback Sought Please tell us what you think about our draft Teen Programming Guidelines for libraries! Submit your comments through 1/2/15 via this online form: http://svy.mk/1ucfU5U The draft guidelines can be found here: http://bit.ly/1scGkVA Your feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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Don't forget! Tomorrow is webinar #1 of 4 for 2015 Teen Tech Week. Join Mega Subramaniam Tuesday 12/16 at 12pm EST as she discusses "Demystifying Connected Learning" and the ways in which libraries of all sizes can incorporate connected learning into their services! Register at http://bit.ly/1qSYTCH

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"I don't think the library is threatened. Circulation of physical books has never been higher. But I wouldn't even agree that libraries are in the book business. I think they are in the information sharing business. And it just so happens that books have been the primary method of sharing information for half a…

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Congratulations to the finalists for YALSA's Excellence in Nonfiction Award honoring the best nonfiction books published for young adults! • “Laughing at My Nightmare” written by Shane Burcaw, and published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan’s Children’s Publishing Group; • “The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia” written by Candace Fleming, and published by Schwartz & Wade, an imprint of…

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YALSA would like to announce the William C. Morris finalists that honors debut books published by a first-time author writing for teens! Congratulations to: • “The Carnival at Bray” written by Jessie Ann Foley, published by Elephant Rock Books. • “The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim” written by E.K. Johnston, published by Carolrhoda Lab™, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group. • “Gabi, a Girl in…

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There's still time to support teens & libraries with YALSA and author Stephanie Kuehn. Give to YALSA for Giving Tuesday and help us raise $4,000 to send four advocates to Washington DC for National Library Legislative Day to speak up for teens and libraries. To learn more or to donate, visit http://ow.ly/F9I8V. You can also make a $10 donation by texting ALA TEENALA to 41518.

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