Pasadena Loves YA 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Pasadena Loves YA. This was our third teen festival here at Pasadena Public Library, and it’s quite amazing to see how it has grown.  We hoped you enjoyed meeting 19 amazing YA authors and making friends with other fans.

Thank you to each and every one of the authors and publishers who participated or contributed to the success of this event.  Thank you to the panel moderators–Nicole Mainardi, Evelyn Skye, Thomas Voorhies, and Deborah Takahashi–thank you for taking on the extra task and the extra reading.  And thank you to Vroman’s Bookstore for taking care of book sales. 

Thank you to the teen volunteers of Pasadena Public Library, the wonderful teen bloggers who interviewed authors, wrote reviews, and helped out with panel questions.

Last but not least, thank you to the Bridge to Books volunteers who are lent us a hand during the event and helped promote the festival; a special thanks to Alethea Allarey, Thuy Lam, Janelle Alexander and Alyson Beecher for their persistent tweeting and instagramming and facebooking. It’s made a big difference!

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, and volunteers. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member. A majority of her free time is spent with her corgi Lord Tyrion of Pasadena. She tweets as @missjanegov.