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Letters to the FYAditor: Library YAngelism

Letters to the FYAditor from readers sharing library display YAngelism!

Letters to the FYAditor: Library YAngelism

Welcome back to our feature "Letters to the FYAditor", where we show you, gentle readers, the contents of our email inbox. Today we have some fabulous examples of YAngelism taking place in library displays. First, reader Carrie shows us an awesome display she set up of YA Gateway books.

Hey Ladies,

Just wanted to let you know I took the good fight to the streets. In Oct I made a display that featured YA books for adults at the Lower Macungie Library. First my display was compact, but then someone spread it out as I'm sure you'll notice in the pictures.

Books that went out-
Jellicoe Road
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Looking for Alaska
Tender Morsels
Copper Sun
Beauty Queens
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Truth About Forever
The Pride of Baghdad
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing

Books that did not go out despite my best efforts
The Knife of Never Letting Go!!!!!!! (I blame the cover)
The Monstrumologist
Ship Breaker
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
The House of the Scorpion

I didn't read all of the books I displayed, or even all the books that were checked out so I couldn't be personally offended for some of them like Finnikin of the Rock or Going Bovine, but I was personally offended by the five I listed that were not checked out.

Keep up the good work! Your website helps to get me through the work day.


And reader qooze sent us the following email and photo:

Not sure where it's from, saw this on a friends Facebook wall. I think you can tell why'd think of FYA.

[Edit: photo from Orca Books via Sarah Enni]

Thanks Carrie and qooze! So, what say you friends? Have you see any good examples of YAngelism at your local library? Are you deeply offended when books you love aren't checked out? Is your library encouraging to adults who want YA? Or is your library like mine, which has a sign barring the teen section from anyone outside the ages of 12-19. I can still pass for 19, right?

Megan Crane's photo About the Author: Megan is an unabashed fangirl who is often in a state of panic about her inability to watch, read and play all the things.