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Procedures

The goal of the Tayshas project is to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas.

The Tayshas High School Reading List Committee coordinates activities associated with the Tayshas program, a reading incentive program designed for young adults in Texas, grades 9-12, who are encouraged to read books for pleasure from a selected reading list prepared by the Tayshas Committee. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies.


Committee

Chair: Jessica Hedrick (2022-2024)

Past Chair: Elizabeth Nebeker (2022-2023)

Kim Herrington (2021-2024) – Admin. Assistant

Christine Carter (2020-2023)

Deborah Zeman (2020-2023)

Crystal Hernandez-Drillen (2021-2024)

Niki La Teer (2021-2024)

Shannon Whiteley (2022-2025)

Amanda Trowbridge (2022-2025)

Jessica Washington (2022-2025)

Jessica Fitzpatrick (2022-2025)


Tayshas Operating Procedures
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Tayshas History
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YART Volunteers

Ready to take your love of reading young adult books to the next level? Volunteering for one of YART’s reading committee lists allows you the opportunity to help curate a diverse list of books that meet the needs of all young adults in Texas.  You can also volunteer for one of YART’s executive board positions to help advocate for YA reading, publicize reading lists, work with publishers, and plan for conferences.

*The YART Volunteer Form will return Summer 2022

 


Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

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

To learn more about the YARI Award, click the button below.

Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

 


 

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