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.
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-
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Looking for Alaska
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 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.
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?