For Teachers/LMS

If you are bringing a bus to Teen Lit Con on May 6 & are outside the metro or you did not apply for a bus award, please fill this out Thanks!

Note: Please do not invite any of our national authors for a school visit in the weeks or days before Teen Lit Con. We know this looks like a great opportunity for your school, but remember there are 200+ high schools & middle schools in the region. It is not possible for anyone to accommodate more than one ‘extra’ visit, which puts an author in a tough position. In addition our author contracts have an exclusivity clause that restricts their ability to hold other events that may conflict with ours. We want students to come to TLC and experience all the authors & activities; a school visit may conflict with that goal. DO NOT PUT THE AUTHORS IN AN AWKWARD POSITION BY ASKING THEM TO BREAK THAT CLAUSE!

Teen Lit Con offers a variety of bonuses for school staff, including transportation scholarships for metro-area schools, promotional materials, and ambassador opportunities! Sign up to get the latest info:

Be a Volunteer Ambassador at Teen Lit Con

Teachers, Media Specialists, & Librarians are needed to make TLC a success. With over 1000 teens attending the various panels, breakout sessions, & having fun in the Exhibit Hall, many volunteers are needed! Ambassadors will help out in the auditorium, hallways, at breakout sessions, & in the exhibit hall with activities & book signing. We limit volunteer ambassadors to adults; we want teens to experience the full Con experience.

Each ambassador will receive an awesome Teen Lit Con t-shirt & a Teen Lit Con sportsack! Plus access to the Ambassador Lounge with beverages & snacks.

Available Shifts–Feel free to sign up for more than one. Allow for some flexibility; times may vary slightly depending on your assignments. Most ambassadors are needed on the between 10:00-5:00. Sign-up here.
  •  FULL! 9:00 – 12 pm
  • 11:00-2:00
  •  Noon-3:00
  •   2:00 – 5:00
  • All Day! 9:00-5:00 (includes lunch)

Questions? Email

Information to Help You Get Students to TLC

Secondary schools in the MELSA/Metronet region (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin Ramsey, Scott, & Washington Counties) are eligible to apply for a transportation scholarship to bring students to Teen Lit Con on May 6 at Sibley HS.


Please submit only one application per school district. Teachers are encouraged to work with their media specialists to apply for the bus & to promote the event. Questions can be sent to
  • Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday, Feb 17.
  • Applicants will be notified by 5pm on Friday, Feb 24 of their award status.
  • Applicants must commit to bringing a minimum of 25 students. Work with other schools in your district or neighboring districts to fill the bus!
  • Buses must have chaperones who stay at the event all day.
  • Scholarships are for up to $350 to reimburse for transportation fees to bring students to the May 6 event. Districts can allocate the amount across buses or schools as needed, up to the $350.
  • Only school buildings/districts can be reimbursed; no individuals.
  • Eligibility is restricted to secondary schools in the following counties: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
  • A school may apply in 2017 even if it received an award in a previous year.

Application for transportation scholarship.

Reimbursement form must be submitted as soon as possible after the event! tlc17-reimbursement-form

Order Promotional Materials

Note that MELSA public libraries do not need to order materials. Posters & bookmarks will be sent via MELSA delivery.

Teachers & Media Specialists in the MELSA/Metronet region (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin Ramsey, Scott, & Washington Counties) may order posters & bookmarks to promote Teen Lit Con in their schools. Feel free to request enough materials to share with your building or district, but please try to to request more than you need.  

We can only honor orders received by Feb 28. We will mail as soon as possible after March 1.

Order form

Downloadable posters

We also have pdf versions of two posters (one with author pictures and one with book covers) that you can download and print, post, etc.

8.5 x 11 featuring author pictures

8.5 x 11 featuring book covers

If you are outside the metro area, contact We will try to accommodate your request after our regional orders are filled


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