PAYA is a coalition of Pennsylvania’s young adult authors, bloggers, librarians, readers, and other book-lovers. Our mission is two-fold (1) To share the love we have for young adult literature with others in our state and (2) To raise money to support Pennsylvania’s libraries, with a focus on helping build Young Adult library collections and Young Adult services.
PAYA was started in the fall of 2008. Since then, hundreds of books and dollars have been collected for libraries across Pennsylvania. The second annual PAYA Festival is going to take place on August 27 in West Chester, PA.