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Upcoming Events


7th Annual Literary Exploration Conetst
Location: Online Submission
Deadline: Monday, July 1st

Calling all 6th - 12th grade readers! 

Are you ready to dive into a world of excitement and adventure through the power of reading? Well, get ready because the 7th Annual AAYLC Literary Exploration Contest is officially here!


Simply choose a book by an author of color, read it, and then let your creativity shine by crafting an engaging summary that captures the essence of the story. Not only will you embark on an exciting literary journey, but by participating, you'll also have the chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!


So, what are you waiting for? Grab a book, unleash your creativity, and let the magic of storytelling ignite your imagination! 

Written or video submissions are due Monday, July 1st.  To access the submission link, please click here

"When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature.  If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young."  ~Maya Angelou


Fundraiser:  19th Annual Shopping Extravaganza - Outlets at Castle Rock
Location: 5050 Factory Shops Boulevard, Castle Rock, CO 80108

Mark your calendars because something special is coming your way this September! Join the AAYLC at the Outlets at Castle Rock for a day of shopping, savings, and supporting a great cause. Don't miss out on exclusive discounts, fun activities, and a chance to support a worthy cause. Get excited to shop until you drop and make a positive impact while doing it! Stay tuned for more details.

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