The Washington State Young Adult Review Group (WASHYARG) is a regional organization of school and public librarians and other individuals interested in reviewing books, magazines and other media appropriate for teenagers. The organization also sponsored the Evergreen Teen Book Award and members of the committee are part of WASHYARG.



nature-731259_1920WASHYARG receives materials from over 140 publishers for members to read and review. Selected items are presented orally at the quarterly meetings and all reviews are compiled and published in the WashRag. This publication is mailed to members and has recently also been published online.  Members pay $25 per school year for the right to review the books and to receive the WashRag.

Meetings are held at the King County Library System’s Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Evergreen Teen Book Award Committee meets immediately after.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

September 15, 2017
December 8, 2017

For more information, email bshanks@kcls.org
Or write to:

Brenna Shanks
King County Library System Service Center
960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah, WA 98027



The links for the May Titles and March Reviews have been deleted in order to process the information for printing the September Washrag.

September Titles

  • Enter the titles taken at the September 2017 meeting.
  • Titles will be discussed in December and reviews published in the March Washrag.

Reviews for books taken in May and discussed in September

  • Enter the reviews for books taken at the May 2017 (or any earlier!) meeting.
  • Reviews will be published in the December Washrag.

Did you finish your reviews for titles picked up in September to be discussed in December? Start entering your reviews here:

  • Use this form to enter reviews for books taken at the September 2017 meeting.
  • Books will be discussed in December and reviews will be published in March 2018.

Questions? Contact Teresa Jensen at teresa.jensenx@gmail.com.