MAE Award Press Release
YALSA members who have run an exceptional reading or literature
program in the 12 months leading up to Dec. 1, 2013 are eligible
to apply for the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens,
which recognizes an outstanding reading or literature program for
Do you run a spectacular teen book club that engages underserved
audiences? Did your summer reading program or literature festival
connect teens with literature in an innovative way? Have you
connected teens to literature or helped them gain literacy skills via
some other exciting means? If so, you could win $500 for yourself
and an additional $500 for your library by applying for award.
Individual library branches may apply.
The MAE Award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards
Trust. Applications and additional information about the award are
available online. Applications must be submitted online by Dec. 1,
2013. For questions about the award, please contact the jury chair,
Laurie Amster-Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org). The winner will be
announced the week of Feb. 9, 2014.
Not a member of YALSA yet? It's not too late to join so you
can be eligible for this award. You can do so by contacting
YALSA’s Membership Marketing Specialist, Letitia Smith,
at email@example.com or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390. Recognize the
great work you are doing to bring teens together with literature and