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April 17, 2014
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Crawford Library to receive award-winning young adult books


MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library was the recipient of a grant for the top books of the year, as voted by teens around the country.

The library was awarded a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), to receive the Teens’ Top Ten books, which were selected by teens around the country. The YALSA website states that “voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten took place from August 15 through Teen Read Week, October 13 to 19. This year, there were 28 nominees that competed for the ‘top ten’ list. Over 32,000 votes were cast.” As part of the grant, the library received not only the 10 winning books, but all 28 nominees.

The books are on display in the lower level of the E.B. Crawford Library, and the book display was decorated by the Teen Advisory Group. The display will be up through the month of December. Come by to see what teens are reading, and check out a book. For more information on the Teens’ Top Ten, visit the YALSA website www.yalsa.ala.org.