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Young Adult Reading Incentive Award (YARI)

Honoring a librarian for exceptional ability to motivate young adults to read.

The purpose of the Young Adult Reading Incentive (YARI) Award is to honor a library worker who has shown exceptional ability in motivating young adults to read via the development and implementation of a creative and effective reading program for young adults in grades 6-12.

The award includes a commemorative plaque, a $500 honorarium, and a dedicated TxLA Annual Conference session to present your program to the Texas library community.


2024 YARI Award Winner

🎉Sheryl Stoeck🎉

O’Connor High School Librarian

Northside ISD’s Librarypalooza

Congratulations, Sheryl Stoeck! 2024 Young Adult Reading Incentive (YARI) Winner (Graphic courtesy of Northside ISD Library Services)


Criteria

  • Development and implementation of a creative and effective reading incentive program for young adults in grades 6-12 within the preceding eighteen months.
  • Evidence of patron/student motivation to read and participate in the reading incentive program.

Nominate a library worker for the YARI Award.

YARI AWARD NOMINATION GOOGLE FORM

To learn more about the YARI Award, email yart@members.txla.org.

Recipient

  • Must be a member of the Young Adult Round Table.
  • Must be a public or school librarian who has served young adults in grades 6-12 within the preceding eighteen months of the presentation of the award.
  • May be nominated by any resident of the State of Texas: self, school administrators, students, teachers, librarians, library board members, Friends of the Library members, parents, patrons, etc.
  • May not be nominated while serving on the Young Adult Round Table Awards Committee or for 12 months following terms of service.
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