February 16, 2010

Library Spotlight: Alex Award Winners

The following titles, 2010 Alex Award Winners, are part of the library collection. This award is administered by YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, and announced at ALA's midwinter meetings as part of the annual Youth Media Awards.

"The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002."

"The award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust. Edwards pioneered young adult library services and worked for many years at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore. Her work is described in her book Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts, and over the years she has served as an inspiration to many librarians who serve young adults. The Alex Awards are named after Edwards, who was called “Alex” by her friends." -- YALSA, Alex Awards

Alex Award winners may be located in the juvenile, general circulating, and recreational reading collections. Check location in the catalog and please feel free to ask if you need assistance locating one of these books.

Additional 2010 Youth Media Award winners were announced January 18, 2010.

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