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The Young Adult Round Table's purpose is to promote and improve library services for young adults in Texas.
The purpose will be achieved specifically in the following manner:
• To provide for and to stimulate the professional and the career development of personnel in public and school libraries;
• To facilitate effective cooperation among library personnel in public and school libraries;
• To identify, develop, and maintain library services that will meet the informational, cultural, educational, and recreational needs of young adults of Texas;
• To work cooperatively with other round tables, interest groups, or divisions that have similar or allied interests.
Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year. If you are in grades 4-12, you are eligible to enter the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest. Here are the Rules and Guidelines (PDF), a Teaching Guide (PDF), and FAQs. The Letters About Literature Teaching Guide provides activities teachers can use to guide their students through the book discussion and letter-writing process. Also included are worksheets for duplication and assessment checklists. For more information, go to our Letters About Literature page.
The deadline for the 2015 - 2016 submission of entries has passed. We are in the final stages of judging Keep checking the Library of Congress Letters About Literature website for the 2016 - 2017 entry dates.
The Young Adult Round Table sponsors the Texas Lone Star Reading List, the Tayshas High School Reading List, the Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, and the Young Adult Reading Incentives Award. The Young Adult Round Table also co-sponsors TT4L (Texas Teens for Libraries) and the YART-Linworth Publishing/LMC TLA Conference Stipend. The Texas Library Association sponsors reading lists solely to encourage free voluntary reading.
Membership in the Young Adult Round Table will include any individual, institution, commercial business, or affiliate who is a member of TLA and who elects to be a member of YART upon payment of the membership fee as provided by the TLA Bylaws.
If you have questions or comments for the Young Adult Round Table, contact the YART Webmaster
Created on Mar 29, 2010 | Last updated July 22, 2016