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YALS Conference 2016

The 2016 YALS Conference will be held on Thursday, September 22 a the Local Government Center in Concord, NH.

Register online by Sept 15 at

YALS Conference 2016

$35 for a YALS member       $45 for a non-member

9  to 9:30 am   Check in and Breakfast

9:30 am            YALS Business Meeting

10 am to 3 pm  Conference Program

Three Teen Programming Panels  

  • Passive/Active Ideas
  • Gaming Programs for Everyone
  • Engaging Volunteers and Advisory Groups

Lunchtime Keynote PresentationOnce Upon a Time presented by Ellen Oh, CEO & President of We Need Diverse Books and author of the YA Fantasy trilogy “The Prophecy Series”, and the upcoming MG novel “The Spirit Hunters”, to be published in fall 2017.

Lunch and Breakfast provided by Brown Bag Deli.  Please indicate any dietary needs on your online registration

Booktalks of the 2016-2017 Nominated Isinglass titles

Raffle for a $75 amazon Gift Card



The Spring Conference was held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Plaistow Public Library, NH.

Highlights included:

  • “Cool Technology for Readers” presented by Nancy Keane, Library Media Specialist at Rundlett Middle School. Click here for a link to Nancy’s handout.
  • Flume Booktalks presented by Kirsten Corbett, Director of Sandown Public Library and Lisa Houde, Youth Services Director at Rye Public Library
  • “Grant Funding Tips” presented by Ellen Koenig of Full Circle Consulting
  • Luncheon speaker Nancy Werlin, author of nine YA novels including New York Times-bestselling fantasy (Impossible), Edgar-Award winning suspense (The Killer’s Cousin), and National Book Award-honored realistic fiction (The Rules of Survival). Her newest book is Unthinkable, a companion novel to the fantasies Impossible and Extraordinary.