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Win a copy of Nobody and Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (ends 2/20)

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Hi guys I just wanted to direct your attention to PAYA. As you may or may not have heard the the budget for Pennsylvania's librarians are being reduced--by a lot. The libraries in Philadelphia were at one point almost entirely closed--that's about 3 main libraries and 20+ smaller branches. Thousands of books unread, hundreds of librarian laid off.

About PAYA:
PAYA is a coalition of Pennsylvania’s young adult authors, bloggers, librarians, readers, and other book-lovers. Our mission is two-fold:
  1. To share the love we have for young adult literature with others in our state
  2. To raise money to support Pennsylvania’s libraries, with a focus on helping build Young Adult library collections and Young Adult services.
We are planning our first annual event to be held Philadelphia in the summer of 2010. There will be tons of authors and readers coming together. It’s going to be huge!

For this project to work and to help bring more books to libraries across the state we need funds. This is where this idea comes in. Right now there are auctions that include writing critiques from authors and 2 signed books by Janette Rallison for a stating price of $10. Ten freaking dollars for TWO HARDBACK books! So please just check those two sites out and spread the word!


  1. You are so amazing, Yan! This is a gr8 cause. Thank you for doing this.

  2. As a YA librarian, this made me tear up. It's hard for me to find the words to express the joy that is bubbling up after reading this post. I will most definitely be spreading the word.