Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Youth Media Awards online pajama party on January 23. Winners will be announce soon!  You can watch the archived presentation on the I Love Libraries Facebook page or at

View a list of the 2017 Youth Media Award winners.

Daniel Kraus, Books for Youth Editor at Booklist and celebrated YA author, served as judge for the 2017 YMA Pajama Party.

The 2017 winners are:

Bragging Rights: Best Pajamas

Bragging Rights for Best Snack

Bragging Rights: Best Reaction Shot

The Imagine Clay Avenue School students are talented & lucky.
They won "Best Reaction Shot" & the random drawing for $50 gift card!

Bragging Rights: Best Group/Classroom Shot

The Best Group/Classroom Shot will receive a selection of 2017 Youth Media Award-winning books.

Check out some of the great photos from the 2017 YMA Pajama Party.

American Library Association Youth Media Awards, 2017 winners announced!

Behind the Scenes at 2015 YMAs

Youth Media Awards 2016 HD

Because transformation is essential to the communities we serve, Libraries Transform,
Perhaps no audience is more important during Black History Month than our nation’s youth, who will tend the flame of that history for future generations.An encouraging sign for the perpetuation of that legacy was the plaudits recently earned by civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis for “March: Book Three,” written by Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell. The book captured an unprecedented four Youth Media Awards, including one of the prestigious Coretta Scott King Book Awards, at the annual ceremony held by the American Library Association in January in Atlanta.The Youth Media Awards, held each year at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, illustrate the important role librarians play in promoting the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults. Committees of librarians choose the winners and honor recipients of 19 major awards, including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards. READ MORE