Table of Contents
- Link to Review Form
- Who Can Join?
- Where and When to Meet
- What is the YA Galley Group Project?
- What Does Participation Involve?
- Teens Know Best Blog
- Don't hesitate to call or email if you have any questions
Link to Review FormReady to submit a review? Use this Online Review Form.
Who Can Join?Anyone between the ages of 12-18 who wants to read and review books for a prestigious national program connecting teens and their opinions about books directly with the publishers who produce them! Please note that proof of age will be required to join. The application form can be found Teens Know Best Application Form (PDF file).
Where and When to MeetThe 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Dayton's Bluff branch of the St. Paul Public Library and the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center, both located together at 645 E. 7th Street, St. Paul. Books will be available for checkout through the Metropolitan State University Library area of the building in the "Special Collections" area on the second floor, both at the meetings and during the hours the university library is open.
What is the YA Galley Group Project?
YA Galley is an ongoing project in which publishers of young adult books provide copies of their recent titles and forthcoming titles (many in pre-publication "galley" format, often months before they're actually made available to the open public market in their final form) to teen book discussion groups in libraries. In exchange, teen readers evaluate books for the publishers. The selected libraries will receive review and galley copies of new young adult titles from the more than 20 participating publishers (a total of more than 50 publishing imprints), in exchange for providing the publishers with important feedback. In addition, all groups play a role in nominating books for the annual "Teens' Top Ten," an award process chosen only by and for teens from around the world.
Every two years the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association (YALSA) selects fifteen teen review groups from around the United States and Canada to participate—ten as "standard" nominating groups and five as "voting" nominating groups. Teens Know "Best" was one of the ten "standard" groups chosen in this prestigious competitive process and will be eligible to apply for the "voting" group level in two years. For further information on YA Galley and the Teens' Top Ten project, visit the YALSA Teen Reading Web site at www.ala.org/teenread.
What Does Participation Involve?
Participants will meet monthly to discuss their opinions at the Dayton's Bluff branch of the St. Paul Public Library and Metropolitan State Library and Learning Center, both at 645 E. 7th Street, St. Paul.
Teens Know Best Blog
Lots of book reviews and more on the Teens Know Best Blog.
Don't hesitate to call or email if you have any questions.
You can reach Adela Peskorz at 651-793-1633 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Dayton's Bluff library's main phone number is 651-793-1699. The Metropolitan State University Library main phone number is 651-793-1616.