The purpose of this association shall be to foster the development of high standards of library service to and for young adults in grades 6-12, to advocate continuous specialized young adult services to attract and retain teens through the transition from childhood to adulthood, to provide young adults access to a range of library materials and services while promoting active cooperation among schools, community organizations, and public libraries, and to provide the means for all young adults to expand the boundaries of their thinking, and to empower them to fulfill their academic, vocational, recreational and emotional needs.

YASD Constitution and By-Laws
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Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.

Sarah J. Maas