This award honors a YALSA member for developing an outstanding literacy, reading or literature program for and with young adults. The program must model best practices for teen programming, as outlined in YALSA's programming guidelines found at www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines
. Winners receive $500 and an additional $500 for their libraries.
The MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.
Applications must be submitted online by December 1 each year.