11/1/12 – YALSA, with funding from Dollar General, will provide 20 libraries with $1,000 each to recruit, train and compensate teen assistants to help with summer reading programs. YALSA is encouraging innovative proposals including teens with disabilities and teens who speak English as a second language. The $1,000 grant is to support a reading/literacy focused program. A total of 20 grants are available. Individual library branches within a larger library may apply. Applications are due January 1, 2013. Apply at www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/yalsaawardsgrants.